In many areas of the world, there has been an earlier indigenous population, which has been conquered by a more recent population group. In Social Welfare with Indigenous Peoples, the editors and contributors examine the treatment of many indigenous populations from five continental areas: Africa (Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe); Australasia, New Zealand; Central and South America (Brazil, Mexico); Europe (Scandinavia, Spain) and North America.
They found that, regardless of whether the newer immigrants became the majority population, as in North America, or the minority population, such as in Africa, there were many similarities in how the indigenous peoples were treated and in their current situations. This treatment is examined from many perspectives: political subjugation; negligence; shifting focus of social policy; social and legal discrimination; provision of social services; and ethnic, cultural and political rejuvenation.

chapter 1|53 pages

The First Nations of Canada: social welfare and the quest for self-government

ByHugh Shewell, Annabella Spagnut

chapter 3|29 pages

The Huichol and Yaqui Indians of Mexico

BySandra Luz Navarro Pulgarin

chapter 4|15 pages

Social welfare of indigenous populations in Brazil

ByCelso Barroso Leite

chapter 9|36 pages

Social welfare of indigenous peoples in Zimbabwe

BySaliwe M. Kawewe