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Diné Research Practices and Protocols: An Intersectional Paradigm Incorporating Indigenous Feminism, Critical Indigenous Research Methodologies and Diné Knowledge Systems


This dissertation examines the role of tribal sovereignty and self-determination in research for Diné participants and elders from 1956-1986. The qualitative historical research study explored the following questions: How has past research been conducted on the Navajo Nation? What is the role of sovereignty and self-determination in research and research methodology for Diné peoples? And, how might Diné philosophy inform a research methodology that aligns with cultural protocols and practices? Six elders who participated in research from 1956-1986 participated in in-depth interviews about their experiences. Using Sa’ąh Naaghái Bik’eh Hozhǫ̨̨́ǫ́n and related Diné philosophy models, findings of this study inform an Indigenou... (more)
Created Date 2020
Contributor Henderson, Sharon Leann (Author) / Brayboy, Bryan (Advisor) / Solyom, Jessica (Committee member) / McCarty, Teresa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / Epistemology / Philosophy / Diné Philosophy / Indigenous Feminism / Indigenous Knowledge Systems / Indigenous Research
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 193 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Social Justice and Human Rights 2020
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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