Re-imagining Citizenship: Empowerment and Well-being from an Indigenous Perspective

Reitumetse Esther Bereng, Katarzyna Arendt, Prantip Vongvattanakun & Lotte Bak Sørensen

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


The focal point of this chapter is Inuit of Nunavut, Canada, and their experiences of mental well-being. The chapter seeks to critically uncover the link between the past and the present, thus dealing with how colonialism has manifested itself in the contemporary lives of Inuit. It engages with unequal power structures and subsequently, its impact on the construction of the Inuit identity and citizenship. At the same time, the chapter examines Inuit self-determination in the health arena. It addresses Inuit’s ‘room for manoeuvre’ in the (post)colonial context, elucidating dynamic processes of negotiations as well as investigating how meaningful development and progress can be initiated from the bottom-up. Consequently, the framework of the chapter combines postcolonial approach with agency paradigm, thus focusing on external factors as well as the voices and strategies of Inuit on the local level.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Master
Antal sider33
VejledereJohanna Hood