What is it about?

Resilience has helped many Native people overcome adversity. In this paper we provide and example of the Intergenerational Connection Project at Native PRIDE and share community definitions of resilience, measures for cultural resilience, and how communities are operationalizing cultural resilience to strength Native youth and prevent suicide.

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Why is it important?

This article is important because it supports the use of intergenerational mentoring between youth and elders to build community and cultural resilience over time. Resilience and programs like the Intergenerational Connections Project help youth access resources and feel more connected to their communities and culture.


Writing this article was a great pleasure. My co-authors and the communities that are involved in the project are the true teachers and heroes. This article and the approach can help communities overcome adversity and thrive for future healthy generations.

allyson kelley

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This page is a summary of: Defining Cultural Resilience to Strengthen Native Youth: A Brief Report from the Intergenerational Connection Project, Practicing Anthropology, September 2018, Society for Applied Anthropology,
DOI: 10.17730/0888-4552.40.4.5.
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