Dr. Catherine McKinley (formerly Burnette), Associate Professor, recently co-authored a study with three current Tulane University City, Community, and Culture Ph.D. students - Jenn Miller-Scarnato, Jessica Liddell, and Hannah Knipp. They published findings from an examination of the experiences and impacts of hurricanes on indigenous (i.e., Native American) family members in the Gulf Coast. Utilizing the Indigenous-based Framework of Historical Oppression, Resilience, and Transcendence (FHORT), this research intended to understand how a context of historical oppression has set the stage for living on the margins, both in terms of geography and vulnerability to natural disasters, along with access to the resources, privileges, and quality of life that are afforded to those with greater economic, social, and political power. Those findings have been published in the 2019 Journal of Family Strengths (Vol. 19, Iss. 1).
To read the abstract and download the document, click Hurricanes and Indigenous Families: Understanding connections with discrimination, social support, and violence on PTSD.