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ERIC Number: EJ946833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3204
Illuminating the Lived Experiences of Research with Indigenous Communities
Burnette, Catherine E.; Sanders, Sara; Butcher, Howard K.; Salois, Emily Matt
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v20 n4 p275-296 2011
The historical exploitation experienced by indigenous people in the United States has left a number of negative legacies, including distrust 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 culturally 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. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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