The Red Star Indigenous People’s Institute at AIR

The Red Star Indigenous People’s Institute at the American Institutes for Research was born from a vision and deep commitment to work in partnership with Native Nations, Native organizations, and Native communities to reinforce their vision for creating a better world for their children, their grandchildren, and the next seven generations. 

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Red Star Institute logoThe Red Star Indigenous People’s Institute at the American Institutes for Research was born from a vision and deep commitment to work in partnership with Native Nations, Native organizations, and Native communities to reinforce their vision for creating a better world for their children, their grandchildren, and the next seven generations.

We work with Native Nations in planning, implementing, and evaluating prevention and intervention strategies for Native youth and Native communities exposed to violence.

We build on the deep capacities, strengths, resiliency, histories, and collective experiences of tribal nations to provide culturally relevant training and technical assistance to adopt a public health approach to juvenile justice, integrated trauma-informed, and restorative approaches throughout Tribal prevention, intervention, and treatment programs.

We emphasize using data and Native experts to address opportunities and guide systems improvements in ways that are rooted in cultural competence, values, and social justice in developing evidence-based and Tribal practice-based evidence programs to promote the health and well-being of Native youth and Native communities, as well as creating a juvenile justice system that focuses on prevention, treatment, alternatives to detention, and healing.