Not a one-size-fits-all approach: Building tribal infrastructure for research through CRCAIH

Melissa Buffalo, Jessica Heinzmann, Den Yelle Baete Kenyon, Kathryn Blindman, Simone Bordeaux, Anita Frederick, Erin Garrison, Crystal Greensky, Heather Larsen, Tonya Kjerland, Victoria Grey Owl

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The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH) was created to foster tribal partnerships in the Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota regions to increase capacity for tribal research. Since 2013, through community engagement and technical assistance from CRCAIH's cores and divisions, seven tribal partners have expanded research infrastructure and recognize the benefits of an established tribal research office. This manuscript showcases the unique approaches individual CRCAIH tribal partners have taken to build tribal research infrastructure. The unique experiences of the CRCAIH tribal partnership holds valuable lessons for other tribes interested in increasing research capacity through research review, regulation, and data management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-70
Number of pages29
JournalAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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