Tribal Community and Research Protocols

NPTAO has worked with many Native nations across the state of Arizona to obtain copies of the most up-to-date policies and protocols that control research processes and outline procedures for conducting research.  Where possible, they are provided here.  

In cases where no written policies exist, decision-making power vested with Native Nations to allow research activities within reservation boundaries can be found in a tribe's constitution. The resources here include copies of tribal constitutions for Native Nations in Arizona. The Tribal Community Profiles provide a limited introduction to tribal communities and provide citations of articles within each tribe's constitution, as well as local and federal laws that may pertain to institutional research.

Ak-Chin Indian Community

Cocopah Tribe

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Fort Mojave Indian Tribe

Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe

Gila River Indian Community

Click here to watch a video presentation by Barnaby Lewis, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, The Gila River Indian Community. 

Lewis Video Transcript

Havasupai Tribe

Hopi Tribe

Click here to view a video presentation by Marvin Lalo representing the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office.

Lalo Video Transcript

Hualapai Tribe

Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Tribe

Navajo Nation

Ronald P. Maldonado, Institutional Revew Board Member for the Navajo Nation, discusses Navajo Nation research protocols and the moratorium on genetic research on the Navajo Nation here.

Presentation Summary

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

San Carlos Apache Tribe

San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe

Tohono O'odham Nation

Click here to view a presention by Joseph Joaquin, Cultural Resources Specialist, Tohono O'odham Nation.  

Joaquin Video Transcript

Tonto Apache Tribe

White Mountain Apache Tribe

Yavapai-Apache Nation

Yavapai-Prescott Community

Pueblo of Zuni