The Policy Research Center at the National Congress of American Indians is interested in gathering input from tribes on how to further its mission to provide tribal leaders with the best available knowledge to make strategically proactive policy decisions in a framework on Native wisdom that positively impact the future of Native peoples.

Please take a few minutes to answer a few questions from the Policy Research Center (PRC) to help guide future activities. Please write your answers below after each question. You       answers will be used for internal program review, and are anonymous/confidential (i.e. your name will not be associated with the answers when we receive them). Thank you for helping us further the mission of the Policy Research Center at the National Congress of American Indians!

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* 1. To fulfill the mission of the PRC, we need to communicate the latest research and data on tribal policy priorities that are important now and in the future. What are some policy areas where having more data would help you in your policy advocacy and decision-making?

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* 2. What is the best way to communicate that data to you? (Examples could include email, Twitter, PRC website, policy briefs, one-pagers, webinars, podcasts, presentations, workshops and trainings, etc.)

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* 3. Meeting the mission of the PRC includes sharing best practices and evidence based solutions on policy issues and challenges facing tribal nations. What is the best way to share best practices with you? (Examples could include conference presentations, videos, webinars, written summaries, peer to peer learning sessions, etc.)

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* 4. The PRC has done some training on best practices in developing tribal research partnerships, tribally-driven research agendas, and tools or entities (IRBs, RRBs) to support tribal research oversight. What is the best way to share these best practices with you?

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* 5. The PRC was developed initially to serve as a think tank for critical research and policy priorities for Indian Country. A think tank can be described as a way to convene relevant stakeholders to work together on challenging issues and to develop strategic recommendations for the future. How would you like to see the PRC develop more “think tank” related activities in the future? 

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* 6. Do you have any other advice or input on how the PRC can further meet its mission?

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