While “community-engaged research”— methodologies that ensure communities are involved in every step of the research process—is relatively new in genomics, the Preeclampsia and Genetics Study at TMCC has consistently employed culturally competent practices. The lab updates the community on research findings through newsletters and radio programming, consults elders, and works with the tribe’s institutional review board, which oversees the research.
Tribal Nations Research Group
Our lab's research is regulated and overseen by the Turtle Mountain research review board. For more information on our project, please see the TNRG list of current research.
The lab updates the community on research findings through newsletters mailed to participants and also are publicly available around the local IHS and TMCC.
You can access those newsletters here.
RED Talks began as a Native speaker series in which invited guests talk to an audience about a topic or subject relevant to the Indigenous community. Our lab, predominantly Dr. Lyle Best, and other collaborators have contributed recorded RED Talks about our group's research projects in the Turtle Mountain and Lakota communities.