Community Based Projects Cherokee Nation Substance Use-Abuse 1992-1996 (Funded by CSAP) Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes Adolescent Substance Use 1993 (Funded by Cheyenne-Arapaho) Caddo, Kiowa, Wichita, Tobacco Intervention with Delaware, Apache, Comanche WIC Women 1995-1996 (Funded by IHS) Community Project/Sponsor Southwestern Oklahoma Violence Against Indian 1996-1997 Women (Funded by NIH)
Study Question Considerations 1) Research a “Dirty Word” to Indians 2) Determining Indian Community Needs by the “Grass Roots” 3) Developing Survey Questions From the Community 4) Why Indians Do Not Want You to “Study” Them?Examples: A) Research Center Without Indians B) Community Does Not Hear About Research C) Articles Published in Referred Journals Are the Standard of Success???
Multi-Cultural Involvement A.Indian Research B.Communities C.Academic Institution D.Funding Sources
What We Can Do to Research in Indian Community 1)Trust 2)Knowledge 3)Respect 4)Community Ownership