American Indians may remain least known of all American ethnic minorities

An American Indian perspective on optimal well-being from Daniel V. Foster, PsyD.

In 2013, American Indians remain possibly the least known of all the American ethnic minorities. In commemoration of American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month in November, the APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs sponsored a presentation addressing stress from a specific American Indian perspective. 

Watch Daniel V. Foster, PsyD, recorded on Nov. 20, 2013, via Google+ Hangout to learn about American Indian perspectives on stress. Foster is a supervisory clinical psychologist at the Rosebud Comprehensive Health Clinic serving the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. He discussed “Wicozani,” or optimal well-being, from a Wolakota perspective — a way of life leading to optimal spiritual, shared a holistic approach to stress that works regardless of the source of stress.