Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Journal

Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work

Volume

20

First Page

275

Last Page

296

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2011.622199

Abstract

The historical exploitation experienced by indigenous people in the United States has left a number of negative legacies, including dis- trust toward research. This distrust poses a barrier to progress made through culturally sensitive research. Given the complex history of research with indigenous groups, the purpose of this descriptive phenomenological study was to illuminate the lived experiences of both indigenous and non-indigenous researchers conducting cul- turally competent research with indigenous people. Interviews from 13 social science research experts revealed 6 underlying themes about their research with indigenous people, including respect and commitment, mutual trust, affirmation, harmony among multiple worldviews, responsibility, and spiritual/personal growth.


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