Full Circle: Returning Native Research to the People

Editor: Gayle Skawennio Morse, PhD
Co-Editor: Pam Begay, MSW, LCSW

This Journal was created in response to community requests for information about research that has been conducted among their people. The focus of this publication is to obtain articles about research conducted with Indigenous populations- written for laypeople - and approximately 1500-2000 words. These articles will be published in the Journal of Indigenous Research and will also be sent to local Native newspapers and websites. The articles submitted to newspapers will be under the title "Full Circle - Returning Native Research to the People" Submissions of current research in the areas of Environment, Public Health, Psychology, Education, and General Health are invited. Clinical case studies regarding culturally appropriate practice -based approaches to working with Indigenous people are also acceptable. It is expected that articles will be current research but may also be articles about initial data from projects that are underway. In addition, articles may be summaries of research that have already been published so we can share what has been completed with the communities.


Aims & Scope

In response to community requests for the return of information regarding research conducted among their people the Kariwhahawi (Carrying the Word) Institute (KI) has been created. The mission of the KI is to centralize access to educational, health, psychological and environmental research, to disseminate research conducted in Indian Country, to provide a community accessible outlet for Indigenous research, to provide a comprehensive data base of Indigenous research available to the professional and scientific community and to assist in training of Native researchers.The Journal of Indigenous Research is designed to provide research data in a way that is understandable to the average person and will also specifically indicate an application of the material presented. These 1000-1500 word articles will be written in non-technical language, state some outcome of the research, explain the importance of the outcome for Indian people, and will be from the areas of the environment, public health, psychology, general health or education. 


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Editor: Journal of Indigenous Research

Gayle Skawennio Morse, PhD
Associate Professor, Licensed Psychologist
Program Director
Counseling and Community Program
309 Froman
New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

Mailing Address:
Psychology Department- CCP
School of Health Sciences
The Sage Colleges
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65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180


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