Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation

LGBT TIG Week: Good Relations, Chosen Family: Solidarity Building for Indigenous & 2SLGBTQ+ Research and Evaluation by Dylan Felt & Waapalaneexkweew AKA Nicky Bowman

Koolamalsi/Hello! We are Dylan Felt (she/they) and Waapalaneexkweew AKA Dr. Nicky Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape; she/her), here to talk about 2SLGBTQ+ and Indigenous solidarity, love, and family. In both our Indigenous and transgender communities, storytelling occupies a sacred space. We want to embrace that space and share with you the story of our research and evaluation partnership, …

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CREA-HI week: Data Sovereignty by Katherine Tibbetts

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APC TIG Week: APC Evaluators can stand in Greater Solidarity with Indigenous People by Sarah Stachowiak

This is Sarah Stachowiak, writing to you from the unceded lands of the Duwamish People, in present-day Seattle, Washington, in the United States.  As of this writing, the United States government federally recognizes 574 tribes; the Duwamish tribe is not one of them.  In the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty, the Duwamish ceded territory—but not sovereignty—to …

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The invisible labor of women of color and indigenous women in evaluation, Part 2 by Vidhya Shanker

Vidhya Shanker of Minneapolis here, with another attempt to repair the miseducation of evaluators regarding the contributions of women of color and indigenous women, particularly their understanding of systemic oppression, to evaluation’s history. Today I highlight Dr. Kien Lee, Principal Associate/Vice President of Community Science. Lee has advanced not just a structural analysis, but also …

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The Invisible Labor of Women of Color and Indigenous Women in Evaluation by Vidhya Shanker

I’m Vidhya Shanker from Rainbow Research, where we are exploring what structural change really means. I’m sometimes asked, “Why are there so few people of color in evaluation?” I flip the question: “Why is evaluation so white?” And answer: “Because our labor is actively erased.” Of the 35 recipients of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Evaluation …

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LAWG Week: WOPASI: Indigenous Youth Research & Development Center by Wakinyan LaPointe

Wakinyan miye yelo Sicangu Lakota Oyate hematanhan. Lakowicoh’an waun welo. My name is Wakinyan LaPointe, I am from the Burnt Thigh Lakota Nation. I am here to kick off a full week of blogs about youth-engaged evaluation on behalf of the Minnesota Evaluation Association, acting as the Local Arrangements Working Group (LAWG) planning for AEA …

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IPE TIG Week: Transformative Framework as a Paradigm for Indigenous Community Evaluation by Jeremy Braithwaite

Greetings, fellow AEAers! I’m Jeremy Braithwaite, PhD, community evaluator and AEA enthusiast. Like many of us, my evaluation training was very much discipline-based and skewed heavily toward quantitative approaches. Randomized control trials and statistical models were the gold standards of evidence. Conversations about ethics were usually confined to the pages of IRB applications. Methodologies were …

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IPE TIG Week: Thoughts on Indigenous Sovereignty and Thanksgiving by Mark Parman

Ꭳ Ꮟ Ᏺ (OSiYo), I am Mark Parman, program evaluator for the Community and Cultural Outreach Department of the Cherokee Nation. As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, I have a view of the American Evaluation Association attempts to bridge the gaps between those of different races and classes not common within AEA and brought …

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IPE TIG Week: On the Slipperiness of Culture by Vidhya Shanker

Greetings! I’m Vidhya Shanker, a doctoral candidate in Evaluation Studies at the University of Minnesota. Writing during Thanksgiving week, from the birthplace of the American Indian Movement—surrounded by the largest urban Native and largest refugee communities–as the daughter of immigrants from a colonized country, I offer this exploration of culture to everyone committed to struggles …

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IPE TIG Week: Engaging with research by Fiona Cram and Aneta Cram

Tena Koutou (Greetings all), We are Fiona Cram, Director of Katoa Ltd and Editor-in-Chief of Aotearoa New Zealand’s own Evaluation Matters– He Take Tō  Te Aromatai, and Aneta Cram, Masters of Evaluation student and current Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation TIG Program Co-Chair, from Aotearoa New Zealand. We are both affiliated with Ngāti Pāhauwera and Ngāti …

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