Conducting Research Within Native Nations

Conducting Research Within Native Nations

Conducting Research within Native Nations

If your project proposal includes partnering with American Indian tribes and nations, we recommend that you contact The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office (NPTAO). NPTAO serves as the liaison for Native Affairs to Research, Discovery & Innovation (RDI).

NPTAO has worked with many Native nations across the state of Arizona to obtain copies of the most up-to-date policies and protocols that control research and engagement processes and outline procedures for conducting research on sovereign Native land and created an array of web-based research/engagement resources, including providing research support and capacity building, training and education in Indigenous law and governance for Native peoples, and technical assistance for university faculty, staff, and students seeking to engage with Native nations.

In NPTAO’s website you will find valuable resources such The Tribal Consultation Policy which describes fundamental principles of tribal sovereignty, consultation, and respect and the University of Arizona  Guidelines For Research and Institutional Engagement with Native Nations which describes how to conduct appropriate research by the students, administrators, faculty, and staff from the University of Arizona.