An article of interest, one of a series by the author on this subject has appeared in the online journal Indian Country.
Betrayal by Labels: The Feebleminded, ADHD Native Child
Diagnosing Native children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and treating them with stimulants does nothing to improve their educational or intellectual growth. Even worse, it sets them up for failure. Such an idea may upset the many caretakers, educators and mental health providers who think they are helping so-called “ADHD children,” yet Native children have been sabotaged by a similar mentality for generations.