Training Session on Tribal Consultation (2020)

As a member of the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention Outreach Core, Dr. Francine Gachupin (Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona) has developed some helpful guidelines and first steps for researchers seeking to work with Native American communities.

How to Conduct Research

Guidelines for Researchers

Additional Resources

Walk Softly and Listen Carefully: Building Research Relationships with Tribal Communities

For more information on consultation and culturally respectful research, see Walk Softly and Listen Carefully: Building Research Relationships with Tribal Communities, by the NCAI Policy Research Center and MSU Center for Native Health Partnerships.

Blood Journey

Please watch the video Blood Journey produced by the New York Times in 2010, reflecting on the research injustice experienced by the Havasupai Tribe of Arizona.

National Congress of American Indians

The National Congress of American Indians provides numerous resources including publications, videos, and policy briefs.

Tribal Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

See Indian Health Service Institutional Review Boards for a comprehensive list of all Indian Health Service IRBs by area, including Independent Tribal IRBs.

Healthcare Options for Native Students

Hear from Campus Health (UArizona), El Rio Community Health, San Xavier Health Center, Tucson Indian Center, and Urgent Care Clinic about healthcare options for Native Students.

These resources were originally posted on the University of Arizona Native American Advancement, Initiatives, and Research (NAAIR) Web Portal. Please visit the NAAIR's website for additional information and resources.

Staff and Student Resources

A travel authorization form is required before any planned travel. This needs to be completed and submitted to your appropriate department.

Graduate Students in IndigeFEWSS and community members, to ensure adequate time for processing, please make sure that you submit travel requests at least 3 weeks prior to your departure date. If you are requiring airfare, please submit at least 4 weeks prior to departure. Late requests will not have a priority and will be added into our queue as they are received. Required documents include, Agendas, invitations, lodging information, mileage, and airfare requests (please submit a screenshot of the requested itinerary).

Travel reimbursements should be completed as soon as possible after travel is completed. You will need to make sure all your documents are submitted on the Transaction Form below.

For IndigeFEWSS students and community members that are seeking to request reimbursement or travel arrangements, please submit a reimbursement or travel request.

For reimbursements please make sure that you complete a travel expense form. Be sure to download the form and save it to your computer, as the TE# will change with each download.

You will also be responsible for knowing the travel rates for hotel and per diem.

Sharing Your Work

IRes wants to share work related to its mission and vision. If you have IRes content for the website, social media, or newsletter, please fill out the below form. It's important to have any relevant information, photos, fliers, etc. uploaded into the form. Please be very specific and include all necessary details. Note the IRes newsletter is sent out every two weeks. For IRes faculty, students, and staff please be sure to share any links to your profile page/social media accounts. Please use the newsletter submission form. 


UArizona Campus Sponsorship Request

As funds are available, the Indigenous Resilience Center works to co-sponsor on-campus events. IRes is committed to strengthening campus partnerships and collaborations by broadening the reach of our work. We like to support as many events as we can that are in line with IRes’s vision and goals. Please visit for more information.

Please request funds at least one (1) month prior to the event, so a determination can be made regarding available funds and necessary arrangements can be made. Please use the sponsorship request form.

IRes Team Communications

These steps will help us with our outreach efforts:

  1. Share the IRes website:
  2. Invite others to sign-up for the IRes newsletter for updates, events, and opportunities:
  3. If you are doing an in-person event you can bring the below newsletter sign-up sheet and handout.
  4. When posting about IRes on social media you can tag us: 
    Twitter: @UA_IResCenter Instagram: @uaindigenousresilience
  5. Use the full title whenever possible: Indigenous Resilience Center
    Use IRes logo for presentations (See below)
    Use IRes without the hyphen
    Cite funders. After the title state that “The Indigenous Resilience Center is supported by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.”
  6. For UArizona campus events, list the event on:
    UArizona Master Calendar:
    University of Arizona Native American Advancement, Initiatives, and Research Web Portal: Add Event | Native American Advancement, Initiatives, and Research (
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  8. Check the AIRES page for additional support information for IRes:
  9. For general contact please direct people here:

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