Background: The Ceremony of Research Project was implemented to strengthen tribal communities' ability to harmonize Western research processes with Indigenous ways of knowing. Methods: Focus groups were conducted with tribal members to understand Indigenous processes, beliefs, and practices necessary to promote positive research experiences with tribal communities. Results: Findings address time; relationship building and maintenance; inclusion of diverse tribal members in the research design, as well as American Indian epistemology; respect for tribal values, beliefs, and customs throughout the research process; and the reciprocity of research. Conclusions: Our study has important implications for how researchers can take a strength-based approach to conducting research with tribal communities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research|
|State||Published - 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health