Healthy masculinity:
What is it?


-what is the message men are currently getting
-generational/role of men

 

Why it matters

Prevention

Men hold one of the most crucial roles in preventing violence, assault, and abuse. 

Stats
 

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The man box

Healthy manhood: how is it achieved?

Readings: Healthy Native boys & men

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"Carrying the Burden of Peace weaves together stories of Indigenous life, love, eroticism, pain, and joy to map the contours of diverse, empowered, and non-dominant Indigenous masculinities. It is from here that a more balanced world may be pursued."

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"In the midst of our imperative nation-wide discussion about missing and murdered aboriginal women, the book urges us to address how colonization has affected aboriginal men and people of other genders by creating and enforcing a patriarchal society.”

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"By re-storying historically patriarchal legislation and Indigenous masculinity, Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act encourages Indigenous men to begin to articulate the complex ways in which their life’s journey is shaped by discrimination directed at Indigenous women."

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“Masculindians is not a book about tragic masculinities. Rather, the contributors share compelling stories of beautiful and healthy masculinities disrupted by colonization. Their stories speak of resilience and resistance and resurgence.”

podcasts: indigeneity & masculinity

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Waubgeshig Rice speaks on Indigenous masculinity and the lasting impact of colonization and how the idea of manhood is based in a white, colonized concept of manhood - what does it mean to live outside of a western binary?

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Taiaiake Alfred reflects on his experience as an indigenous man with toxic masculinity. Alfred speaks about the necessity of community to live true accountability - "there is no good man without the health of the land."

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Haida/Lingit basketball star turned community health advocate Damen Nanggaahlaangstangs Bell-Holter explores the issues surrounding Alaska Native men's health and wellness.

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Tyler Young breaks down the systems of colonization and health in Alaska. Tyler encourages the wellness of all people, and has the privilege of serving his Anchorage community in both his personal life and professional role. 

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This episode of Media Indigena breaks down the ties between indigenity, colonization, domestic violence, and toxic masculinity. 

Fatherly's mission is to empower men to raise great kids and lead more fulfilling adult lives. From original video series and deep-dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.

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Promundo is a global leader in advancing gender equality and preventing violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women, girls, and individuals of all gender identities. For transformative, sustainable change, men and boys must see themselves as partners in the process. 

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NDN supports native men to become better fathers, husbands, and citizens while strengthening the whole family constellation. NDN utilizes services that are culturally and linguistically sensitive in order to promote the healing of indigenous communities that have been isolated, dismissed, marginalized, and mistreated.

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NCF strives to improve the lives of children and establish a positive fathering and family legacy that will impact future generations by inspiring and equipping fathers and father-figures to be actively engaged. NCF provides practical, research-based tools to equip fathers to be actively engaged in their children’s lives.

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All Pro Dad is a group focused on healthy family systems. "Our message will inspire you to embrace who you are, give you tenderness of heart, and boldness of character as a dad and husband. We are consistently here for you to provide guidance and practical tips in raising your kids in a life giving way." 

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Resources:
FATHERHOOD & PARENTINg

Let’s fashion

gentle fathers,

expressive—holding us how we wanted to be held before we could ask.

Singing off-key lullabies, written for us—songs
every evening, like possibilities.

 

Fathers who say,

this is how you hold a baby, but never mention
a football.

 

Say nothing in that moment, just bring

us to their chests naturally, without shyness.


Let’s grow fathers from pine, not oak, coniferous

CONIFEROUS FATHERS

MICHAEL KLEBER-DIGGS