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Allen, J., Mohatt, G.V., Markstrom, C.A., Novins, D., & Byers, L. (2012). “Oh no, we are iust getting to know you:” The relationship in research with children and youth in indigenous communities. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 55–60. Available:


Fitzgerald, H.E., Farrell, P., Barnes, J. V., Belleau, A., Gerde, H., Thompson, N., Lee, K-S., Calcatera, M., & Parish, A. (2013). WibaAnung: Transformation change in Tribal Head Start. In H. E., Fitzgerald & J. Primavera (eds).  Going Public: Civic and community-engagement (pp 137-161).  East Lansing:   MI: Michigan State University Press.

Gerde, H. K., Barnes, J. V., Belleau, A., Rau, L., Farrell, P. A., Parish, A., Calcatera, M., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2012).  A systematic evaluation of the cultural content and language instruction in American Indian Head Start.  Journal of American Indian Education, 51, 40- 63.
Hiratsuka VY, Suchy-Dicey AM, Garroutte EM, Booth-LaForce C. Patient and Provider Factors Associated With American Indian and Alaska Native Adolescent Tobacco Use Screening. Journal of primary care & community health. 2015; PMID: 26319931


Macy, Shelley. (2015). Our precious babies: What our children can show us about supporting them and one another in early learning settings. Mellon Tribal College Research Journal, 2, 1-30.


Markstrom, C.A. (2011). Identity formation of American Indian adolescents: Local, national, and global considerations. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21, 519-535


Markstrom, C.A. (2011). Initiation ceremonies and rites of passage. In B.B. Brown & M.J. Prinstein (Eds.), Encyclopedia of adolescence, Vol. 2, (pp. 152-159). San Diego: Academic Press.


Markstrom, C.A. (2013). Contributions of ritual expressions at puberty to identity formation of North American Indian girls.  In B. Hewlett (Ed.), Inner worlds of the adolescent identity: Evolutionary, developmental and cultural perspectives (pp. 135-164). New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis.


Markstrom, C.A., & Mathews, S.A., Amick, K.B. (2015). Culture-based differences in the transition from adolescence to adulthood. In J.D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed., Vol. 24, pp. 576-582). Oxford: Elsevier Ltd.


Markstrom, C.A., & Moilanen, K. L. (2016). School, community, and cultural connectedness as predictors of adjustment among rural American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents. In L. J. Crockett & G. Carlo (Eds.), Rural ethnic minority youth and families in the United States (pp. 109-126). New York, NY: Springer.


Markstrom, C.A., Whitesell, N., & Galliher, P.V. (2011). Ethnic identity and mental health among American Indian and Alaska Native adolescents. In M.C. Sarche, P. Spicer, P. Farrell, & H.E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), American Indian children and mental health: Development, context, prevention, and treatment (pp. 101-131). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.


Moilanen, K. L., Markstrom, C.A., & Jones, E. (2014). Extracurricular activity availability and participation and substance use among American Indian adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 454–469.


Rivas-Drake, D., Seaton, E. K., Markstrom, C. A., Quintana, S. M., Syed, M., Lee, R. M., Schwartz, S. J., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., French, S. E., Yip, T., & Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century Study Group. (2014). Ethnic and racial identity in childhood and adolescence: Implications for psychosocial, academic, and health outcomes. Child Development, 85, 40-57.

Rivas-Drake, D., Syed, M., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Markstrom, C., French, S., Schwartz, S. J., & Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century Study Group. (2014). Feeling good, happy, and proud: A meta-analysis of positive ethnic-racial affect and adjustment among diverse children and adolescents. Child Development, 85, 77-102.


Phenice, L., Griffore, R., Silvey, L., & Hakoyama, M. (2015). Native American youth obesity:  Intervention with interactive software. Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies    6(3), 275-278.


Schwartz, S. J., Syed, M., Yip, T., Knight, G. P., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Rivas-Drake, D., Lee, R. M., & Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century Study Group. (2014). Methodological issues in ethnic and racial identity research with ethnic minority populations: Theoretical precision, measurement issues, and research designs. Child Development, 85, 58-76. NOTE: C.A. Markstrom is a member of this Study Group and contributed to this publication.


Special Issue of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence,  “Challenges and Resilience of Indigenous Adolescents for Positive Youth Development” guest editor Barbara M. Gfellner, Volume 43, number 3, March 2014.


Spicer, P., LaFramboise, T., Markstrom, C.A., Niles, M., West, A., Fehringer, K., Grayson, L., & Sarche, M. (2012). Toward an applied developmental science for Native children, families, and communities. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 49-54. Available:


Trout, L.*, Wexler, L.1, & Moses, J. (Accepted). Beyond ‘Two Worlds’: Identity Narratives and the Future of Alaska Native Youth. Transcultural Psychiatry.


Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Quintana, S. M., Lee, R. M., Cross, W. E., Jr., Rivas-Drake, D., Schwartz, S. J., Syed, M., Yip, T., Seaton, E. K., & Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century Study Group. (2014). Ethnic and racial identity revisited: An integrated conceptualization. Child Development, 85, 21-39. NOTE: C.A. Markstrom is a member of this Study Group and contributed to this publication.
Wexler, L, Dam, H*, Silvius, K*, Mazziotti, J. & Bamikole, I*. (Accepted). Alaska Native Youth Assets: Findings from a Self-Report Survey in Rural Alaska. Journal of Youth Studies.
Wexler, L; Chandler, M; Gone, J; Cwik, M; Kirmayer, L; LaFromboise, T; Brockie, T; O’Keefe, V*; Walkup, J.; & Allen, J. (2015). Advancing suicide prevention research with rural American Indian and Alaska Native populations. American journal of public health, 105(5), 891-899.
Wexler, L., & Eglinton, K. (2015). Reconsidering Youth Well-Being as Fluid and Relational: A Dynamic Process at the Intersection of Their Physical and Social Geographies. Handbook of Children and Youth Studies, edited by Helen Cahill and Johanna Wyn. Springer Reference.
Wexler, L. & Gone, J.P. (2015). Exploring Alternatives for Indigenous Suicide Prevention: Responding to Cultural Understandings and Practices. In Jennifer White, Ian Marsh, Michael Kral & Jonathan Morris (Eds), [Suicide and] Suicide Prevention: Critical Perspectives, Cambridge University Press.
Wexler, L., White, J., & Trainor, B. (2015). Why an alternative to suicide prevention gatekeeper training is needed for rural Indigenous communities: presenting an empowering community storytelling approach. Critical Public Health, 25(2), 205-217.
Whitesell, N. R., Sarche, M., Trucksess, C. and The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center Swyc Community Of Learning (2015),  The Survey of Well-being of Young Children:  Results of a Feasibility Study with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Infant Ment. Health J., 36: 483–505. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21526

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