Projects & Programs



Click Here for IWRI Research Resources We have developed research templates that are available for the community on the Research Resources Page.

The Gadugi (ᎦᏚᎩ) Project

Kinship caregivers are a primary resource for vulnerable children to have a safe environment while maintaining connections to their culture and community. However, without support, many kinship caregivers struggle to work effectively with the parents of the children in their care and to access the resources necessary to meet their own needs as caregivers. Many...

More Info

Engage for Equity- E2

Engage for Equity: About the study Community based participatory research (CBPR) and Community Engaged Research (CEnR) is growing rapidly in the U.S. and internationally as a core approach to reduce health inequities. Despite this rapid growth, there is little to no national consensus on measures or metrics of partnering practices, nor on the promising or...

More Info

Healing Seasons: Preventing HIV among Native Americans through the treatment of PTSD & Substance Use

Lead Investigators: Cynthia R. Pearson, PhD Debra Lee Kaysen, PhD In communities where there are disproportionate risks for trauma exposure and substance misuse, mental health services are generally overlooked and under resourced.  Issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder (SUD), HIV/STI risks are often treated separately rather than combined.  Built on an...

More Info

Sacred Journey 2 – Cognitive Processing Intervention for HIV/STI & Substance Use among Native Women

This is a 3-year randomized control trial to pilot culturally adapted Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The trial will focus on the PTSD symptoms, substance use and high risk sexual behavior as the primary outcomes.

More Info

If you would like to request access to the data for our projects visit this page and follow the outlined process.