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Reciprocal Research Partnerships with Indigenous Nations

The Native American Institute developed Reciprocal Research: A Guidebook to Centering Community in Partnerships with Indigenous Nations as part of a larger effort to support planning for and reflecting on research partnerships. It can be used individually, within a community of scholars, or in a graduate-level course. The guidebook provides a narrow cross section of potential scenarios and thought-provoking activities to support researchers in developing robust partnerships.


Learn more about the Reciprocal Research Guidebook.


  • CREATE for STEM Institute at MSU
  • Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • MSU Extension
  • Building Strong Sovereign Nations


  • U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • National Science Foundation




Kevin Leonard

Interim Director, Native American Institute

Native American Institute