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My name is Lindsay Price, I am a student in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology Program at George Fox University. With this survey you are invited to answer questions about Indigenous strength, culture, spirituality, and community. These questions were developed by Indigenous researchers and your responses would be included in my dissertation about resilience and cultural strength within the Indigenous population. If you would like to take part in this study then please read this document carefully and know that your participation in this research is entirely voluntary, so you have the right to stop participating at any time. You are allowed to ask any questions you may have about this research and will receive a complete explanation.

You must be at least 18 years of age to give consent for participation and you must consent by clicking the box below. If you have any questions or concerns, I welcome them, and I will be give any feedback before, during or after you complete this survey. If you would like a copy of this document, please contact me to let me know, and I will provide it to you.

Description of the study: This study has been named: Resilience, Spirituality and Cultural Connectiveness within the Native American/American Indian/ Indigenous Population. You will be asked some questions about your: personal strengths, cultural identity, spiritual identity/beliefs, social community/supports, and traditional practices.

Nature of Participation: You will be asked to answer the questions on this survey link, which may take about 20-40 minutes to complete. You will be asked some yes/no questions and some multiple-choice questions where you may pick a response out of several choices that fits best for you. 

Purpose of Study: The purpose is to show how resilience/strength, cultural identity, spiritual identity, and cultural connectiveness are reflected within the Indigenous population. The goal is to explore the central aspects of strength and highlight the adaptive resilience of this population.

Possible Risks: It is possible some of these questions may feel too personal or they may not apply to your life, if this is the case please skip the question and move onto the next one. If any question asks information that is too sacred or personal, please remember that your participation is voluntary and you may stop or leave at any time. In general, please answer the questions you feel comfortable responding to.

Possible Benefits: The most hoped for benefit would be that you are reminded about your personal strength and resilience. Another benefit that could come from this research is that personal, social, and cultural strengths will become more widely recognized. Also, once this research is completed, we hope it will advance cultural and scientific knowledge by collecting a strong, wide range of Indigenous resiliency data with individuals from a variety of tribal affiliations/enrollments/backgrounds.

Compensation: You will not be given compensation for this study, but at the end of the survey you will have the option of being entered into a raffle (rewards include three $100 visa gift cards) as a thank you. On the last page of the survey an email address will be provided, if you would like to be included in the raffle then you can provide your contact information to this private email address. If you decide to discontinue your participation once the survey begins, you will not be punished or penalized.

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* 1. Confidentiality: Other than the main researcher, no other person(s) will be made aware of your involvement in this study. If you would like to include your tribal affiliation/identity/background (Click “Yes” below), then your tribe may be mentioned as having been represented in this research, but this tribal information will not be attached to your responses. The private raffle email keeps all personal information confidential and your name is not included in the Survey Monkey response data, so each participant remains anonymous. Any identifying information included in the raffle emails will be deleted immediately after the drawing so that your participation is completely confidential and anonymous.

Methods: Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the goal of this study is to measure your resilience, cultural identity, spiritual identity/beliefs, traditional involvements and connection to community. These questions have been developed by Indigenous researchers to explore who you are and your areas of strength/ resilience. As a participant, you can to decide which questions you would like to answer, and you can decide to stop answering questions at any time.

Thank you for taking the time to participate. If you have any questions, concerns or feedback about this study please feel free to contact me or Dr. Knows His Gun at:

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* 2. I would like my tribe(s) to be mentioned in this research (select):

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