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Keywords

American Indian; Community-driven participatory research; Indians of North America; Indians of North America – Politics and government; Medicine – Research; Research policy; Tribal government

Abstract

This paper discusses current practice of research with and by American Indian tribal governments in the United States. It begins with a brief overview of Community-Based Participatory Research and compares and contrasts its principles and methods with what this paper terms Tribally-Driven Participatory Research. The paper analyzes current challenges and offers concepts for continuing to improve the effectiveness of Tribally-Driven Participatory Research.