IPE TIG Week: Indigenous Data Sovereignty and IP Rights: On Being Good Relatives by Nicole Bowman/Waapalaneexkwee, Michael Petillo and Andrealisa Belzer

Koolamalsi/Hello! We are Nicole Bowman/Waapalaneexkweew (Lunaape/Mohican), Ph.D., AEA Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation Co-Chair, and Associate Editor, Roots & Relations, CJPE; Michael Petillo, MSME, Principal Consultant, CES Partnership LLC; and Andrealisa Belzer, CE, Indigenous Services Canada, EvalIndigenous Network, Blue Marble Evaluation Network, CES National Board. We are committed to being good relatives in a nation-to-nation evaluation …

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IPE TIG Week: Empowering Data Collection by Dyani Bingham, Desiree Restad, Kelley Milligan, and Allyson Kelley

We are Dyani Bingham, Desiree Restad, Kelley Milligan, and Allyson Kelley, AKA PLLC Public Health Consultants, Evaluators, and Scientists working with tribal communities across the U.S. How do evaluators support communities becoming stronger, more confident, and reclaiming their rights as first peoples or Indigenous peoples in the US? Through empowered data collection.  One government project. …

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IPE TIG Week: Indigenous Evaluation and Learning Centers on the How by Dr. Gladys Rowe

Tansi! Greetings! My name is Dr. Gladys Rowe. I am Muskego Inninew (Swampy Cree) from Fox Lake Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. I also hold relations with ancestors from England, Ireland, Norway, and Ukraine. I am currently a guest on the lands of the Suquamish and Duwamish Nations in Washington. I have been working in …

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IPE TIG Week: Intentionally Reframing Logic to Hope by Dyani Bingham, Desiree Restad, Kelley Milligan, and Allyson Kelley

We are Dyani Bingham, Desiree Restad, Kelley Milligan, and Allyson Kelley, AKA PLLC Public Health Consultants, Evaluators, and Scientists working with tribal communities across the U.S. We have experience helping clients visually reframe their logic models to show the impact of health programs in a way that is inspired by healing, culture, and community. Rad …

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IPE TIG Week: Journeying from Settler Colonialism Towards Indigenous Liberation Through Culturally Specific Assessment by David Sul

Aloha! Aanii! Boozhoo! ¡Hola! Greetings from the land where the trees are red, and the condor soars high above them. Here is where the moon rises and sets several times a night and where the land meets the ocean, and the ocean meets the sky. The Coastal Miwok, the original inhabitants of this space, called …

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IPE TIG Week: Being a Good Guest in Different Cultural Spaces by Aneta Katarina Raiha Cram

Kia ora koutou (greetings everyone), I am Aneta Katarina Raiha Cram, connected to the Ng?ti Kahungunu and Ng?ti Pahuwera iwi (tribes) on the east coast of the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. I am a doctoral student at Victoria University of Wellington where the focus of my studies is to explore frameworks from different Indigenous …

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Building Capacity for Evaluation Dissertations, Theses, and Culminating Projects by Tamara Walser and Mike Trevisan

Greetings from Tamara Walser and Mike Trevisan. Tamara is a Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Mike is a Dean and Professor at Washington State University. Over our years as faculty, we have observed increased interest in graduate evaluation capstones, where students complete an evaluation as part of their capstone experience. Evaluation …

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Internal Eval TIG Week: Evaluation in the Era of the “Great Resignation” by Rachel Sier and Morgan Buras-Finlay

Hello! We are Rachel Sier and Morgan Buras-Finlay. In the Jobs Report released in August 2021, the US Department of Labor reported that over 4.3 million people quit their jobs or 2.9% of the American workforce, the highest number on record since December 2000. While much of this upheaval is occurring in customer service facing …

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Internal Eval TIG Week: Internal Evaluation as a Catalyst for Cross-Program Collaboration by Amber Kraft, Melissa Schwarz, and Lindsay Zeman

Hi everyone, we are Amber Kraft, Melissa Schwarz, and Lindsay Zeman. We are internal evaluators at Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) in Chicago, IL. In Fall 2020, we completed an evaluation project to help program managers at ACCESS learn how the pandemic had impacted their programs. This was the first time an evaluation activity had …

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Internal Eval TIG Week: Harnessing the Value of an Online Collaborative MEL Platform by Andressa Gutierrez

Hi! I am Andressa Gutierrez, a MEL Specialist at WorldFish, an international research institution that works on aquatic food systems. I am an international development professional with over 15 years of experience in country-, regional-, and global-level management, coordination, and monitoring development investments in agriculture and natural resources.  The CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food …

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