The indian and the researcher: Tales from the field

Bryan Mckinley Brayboy*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

45 Scopus citations


Conducting research in "native" communities is difficult. This article examines the tensions faced by an Indigenous researcher attempting to balance his identity as an Indian with his identity as an academic. Relying on field journals and personal experiences of change, the researcher explores how his attitudes toward the research participants and theories of authenticity changed over a period of time. Ultimately, there must be a way for Indigenous people to conduct rigorous research and maintain their Indigenous sense of self.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-426
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


Dive into the research topics of 'The indian and the researcher: Tales from the field'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this