The Reciprocal Research: A Guidebook to Centering Community in Partnerships with Indigenous Nations should be used as part of a larger effort to support planning for and reflecting on research partnerships. It can be used individually, in a community of scholars or within a graduate level course.
The Reciprocal Research Guidebook provides a narrow cross section of potential scenarios and thought-provoking activities to support researchers in developing robust partnerships. It is important not to assume that all tribes have the same experiences with, and interest in, research partnerships. It is damaging to to view this guide as providing all-encompassing knowledge for working with Native American tribal governments and communities.
This guide was developed and made possible by support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food Agriculture (2020-07133 and 2018-47002-28637) and the National Science Foundation (BCS-1934346).
- Motivation for the workbook and considerations for use (including licensing and attribution details).
- References and further reading
- Michigan State University Land Acknowledgement
Reciprocal Research Guidebook Partners
The guide was also made possible through partnerships with the:
- Native American Institute (NAI) at Michigan State University (MSU),
- MSU CREATE for STEM Institute - Next Generation Project-Based Learning,
- Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
- MSU Extension, and
- Building Strong Sovereign Nations (BSSN) program through MSU Extension, NAI and several tribal Michigan governments.