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The goal of this section is to gather a selection of studies that peek at the little-researched intersectionality Indigeneity and IDD. We encourage further research in this area, particularly research that falls under the four proceeding headings:
Institutionalization and Residential School Links
- Clarkson, Annalise. “The Societal Underpinnings of Institutionalizing Othered Bodies: A Typology of Institutional Violence at the Huronia Regional Centre and the Mohawk Institute.” In Population Control: Theorizing Institutional Violence, eds. Jen Rinaldi, and Kate Rossiter, McGill-Queen’s Press, 2023.
- Freeman, V., Oshkabewisens, J., Clayton, J., & Fletcher, R. “Staging Survivance: Intellectual Disability, De-Institutionalization, and Decolonial Arts Education.” Research in Arts and Education, no. 3, 2022.
- Hutcheon, Emily J., and Bonnie Lashwicz. “Tracing and troubling continuities between ableism and colonialism in Canada.” Disability & Society, Vol. 35, no. 5, 2020.
- Chapman, Chris. “Colonialism, Disability, and Possible Lives: The Residential Treatment of Children Whose Parents Survived Indian Residential Schools.” Journal of Progressive Human Service, vol. 23, no. 2, 2012.
Indigenous Autism Erasure/FASD Overdiagnosis
- Inman, Caleigh Estelle. “Absence and Epidemic: Autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Indigenous population in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, vol. 8, no. 4, 2019.
- Di Pietro, Nina C., and Judy Illes. “Disparities in Canadian Indigenous Health Research on Neurodevelopmental Disorders.” Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, vol. 35, no.1, 2014.
Indigenous Theories of Disability
- Ineese-Nash, Nicole. “Disability as a Colonial Construct: The Missing Discourse of Culture in Conceptualizations of Disabled Indigenous Children.” Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, 2020.
- Rabang et al. “Disability Decolonized: Indigenous Peoples Enacting Self-determination.” Developmental Disabilities Network Journal, vol. 3, no. 1, 2023.
Indigenous Experiences with Modern Services
- Gerlach et al. “Autism and Autism Services with Indigenous Families and Children in the Settler-Colonial Context of Canada: A Critical Scoping Review.” Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, vol. 11, no.2, 2022.
- DeWinter, Lisa Doris. “How do the lack of services impact families supporting adults with developmental disabilities living on reserves?” Master’s Thesis, University of the Fraser Valley, 2020.
- Lockwood, Bailey. “Who counts? Investigating the (in)visibility of Native American women with intellectual and developmental disabilities in health surveillance.” Bachelor’s Thesis, University of Arizona, 2020.
- McKee, Alannis, and Sean A. Hillier. “The Northwest Territories Residential Southern Placement Program: Dislocation and Colonization through ‘Care’.” International Journal of Indigenous Health, Vol. 15, no. 1, 2020.
- Rossow-Kimball, Brenda, Michael Lavis, and Melissa Blackhurst. “'I can find my own Elder!' Cultural engagement as serious leisure for Aboriginal adults living in non-Aboriginal group homes.” Leisure Studies, vol. 36, no.2, 2017.
- Martens, Cheryl Elizabeth. “Intellectual Disability and Aboriginal People, an Overview of Current Practise and Process in Institutionalization.” Master’s Thesis, University of Manitoba, 2000.