Abstract

In this article, we explore the traumatic impact of social policy that has caused serious psychological damage to Indigenous males for centuries. We argue that a deeper understanding of Indigenous cultural beliefs around the world challenges and revitalizes the conceptualization of what it means to be male in traditional perspectives. We draw on contemporary responses to the trauma from significant literature, with recommendations for the improvement of health and economic policy. In providing insights into the health position of Indigenous males, we also promote scenarios of their cultural practices and obligations and the interconnection of these within the kinship system.

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