The National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center
The curriculum was developed in response to requests from tribal leaders who wanted resources to make better decisions about the proposed research in their communities and was launched in September 2009 following pilot use in several tribal communities. The five modules of this research curriculum have been field tested and are being used with tribal communities at their request and as funding is available. It emphasizes the validity of Indigenous knowledge while highlighting the benefits of western research methods when used in an ethical and community-informed manner.
Native language program using images, sound and video.
Indian Health Servic, DHHS
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Best Practices, Promising Practices, and Local Efforts (BP/PP/LE) website contains a collection of prevention/intervention strategies that works to improve the health of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta
Role models and leaders in Indigenous health research in Canada and the United States share their stories of work with First Nations and American Indian colleagues in community based research. Acknowledging the impact of history and resiliency while capturing the passion of emerging leaders in Indigenous health research, the videos provide a starting point for discussion on the roles and responsibilities of community and university partners in collaborative and community-based research. Created in 2008.
Housing Assistance Council
This flexible toolkit highlights steps, tools, and methods that can be used to complete an accurate homeless count on AIANHH lands. The toolkit is based upon past research as well as interviews with key stakeholders in the field. Two case studies are included to provide in-depth pictures of how two tribal communities, the Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota and the Turtle Mountain band of Chippewa in North Dakota, approached a housing and homeless needs assessment on their reservations. (PDF, 1.3 MB)
This report is based on the findings from a study funded in 2005 by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), entitled Data on Health and Well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and other Native Americans (AI/AN/NA).
Indian Health Services
The IHS Primary Care Provider is a monthly publication of the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center distributed to more than 8000 health care providers working for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian health programs; to medical, pharmacy, and nursing schools; and to other health professionals working with or interested in American Indian and Alaska Native health care.
University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Overview of the treatment of Native Americans specifically related to the history of disease.
Tribally-Driven Participatory Research: State of the practice and potential strategies for the future
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
This paper discusses the current practice of research with and by American Indian tribal governments in the United States. The paper analyzes current challenges and offers concepts for continuing to improve the effectiveness of Tribally-Driven Participatory Research. Published 2009. (PDF, 243 KB)
National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center
Increasingly, tribal leaders acknowledge that research is a key tool of tribal sovereignty in providing data and information to guide community planning, cross-community coordination, and program and policy development. Efforts to address longstanding issues, such as health disparities for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), have increasingly used partnership research approaches. This document seeks to strengthen these partnerships by providing insight about how culture, sovereignty, and experience matter in research with Native communities. This publication was produced with insights from those involved with tribal research in Montana and elsewhere. It was developed collaboratively by the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center and Montana State University's Center for Native Health Partnerships. (PDF, 3 MB)