A Lesson in Communal Parenting from Native American Culture
Midwife and public health researcher Janelle Palacios grew up on the Flathead reservation and specializes in native families. In this episode, she walks us through how American social workers pathologized Indigenous family structures, the long period of family separation in tribal communities that followed, and all the many ways that a communal approach to family is better than the nuclear family approach.
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