Eval21 Conference

We hope you will be joining the Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation TIG membership and larger AEA body at the upcoming Eval21: Reimagined conference online from November 8-12, 2021.

This year the IPE TIG received 5 conference proposals and were able to accept 3! Special thanks to all of those who submitted proposals and to those who volunteered to review proposal submissions.

Check out the IPE sponsored and member-involved sessions this year!

  • Tuesday, November 9th Sessions
    • Transformative Engagement: Blue Marble Evaluators’ role in uncovering social structures that limit human potential (multipaper); Presenters: Charmagne Campbell-Patton, Mitdlarak Lennert, Diane Hirshberg, Keiko Kuji-Shikatani; Tuesday, 11/9/2021, 01:00 PM EST
    • Who are we? In whose name do we do our work? AEA's recently-formed DEI Working Group and you (Roundtable); Presenters: Nisaa Kirtman, Vidhya Shanker, Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro; Tuesday, 11/9/2021, 01:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, November 10th Sessions
    • Uprooting the Tree: Rethinking the Philosophical Foundations of Evaluation (Panel); Presenters: Jennifer Billman, Donna Mertens, Zenda Ofir, Bagele Chilisa; Wednesday, 11/10/2021, 01:00 PM EST
    • Meeting the Moment: "What are we not asking that we should be asking?" Sharing power, advancing equity, and enhancing rigor through client inclusion in County Behavioral Health Research & Evaluation (Expert Lecture); Presenter: Jessica Headley Ternes; Wednesday, 11/10/2021, 12:00PM EST
    • A Path to Collaborative Learning About Anti-Racism and Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion for Communities of Practice in Evaluation and Research (Workshop); Facilitators: Gizelle Gopez, Aisha Rios, Presenters: Claire Dunlap, Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, Sara Onitsuka, Kantahyanee Murray, Trish Dao-Tran, Min Ma; Wednesday, 11/10/21, 2 pm CST
  • Friday, November 12th Sessions
    • Meeting the Transformational Moment: Wisdom from Young and Emerging Evaluators (Panel); Presenters: Scott Chaplowe, Taruna Gupta, Michael Ojo, Minji Cho, Jaideep Visave, AnnMarie Castleman, Phung Pham, Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, & Beverly Parsons; Friday, 11/12/2021, 02:30 PM EST

Please join us for our Annual TIG Business Meeting.

  • Please join us for our Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, November 10th at 5 PM EST. We will be providing updates from 2021 and let membership know about plans for 2022. To register and join via Zoom; please click here.

The Opening Plenary Speaker will include, Frank Waln on Tuesday, November 9th from 9:45am-11:30pm EST.

Frank Waln is an award-winning Lakota performer, speaker, and writer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, Frank Waln earned a BA in Audio Arts and Acoustics from Columbia College Chicago. As an Indigenous artist and speaker, Frank Waln fuses traditional Lakota story telling with Hip Hop and Native flute music to create presentations that shed light on Indigenous history and decolonization. As a performer and speaker Frank Waln has presented his work at colleges, universities, and museums all around the world including Harvard University, the Field Museum, Duke University’s Nasher Museum and the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Learn more about Frank.
Frank will be telling his story of growing up on the Rosebud Reservation, and on self-empowerment and expression of truth, shedding light on Indigenous history and decolonization. He will address how we might ethically move forward recognizing issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity in our work as evaluators. 


 Indigenous Vendors to Support during Eval21: Reimagined
  • Beyond Buckskin is a website and business dedicated to promoting and selling NativeAmerican made fashion. It is headed up by Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle MountainChippewa) who holds a PhD in American Indian Studies, with an emphasis on art,education, and culture.        http://www.beyondbuckskin.com/p/buy-native.html