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AEA 2013: The Spaces we Occupy: Complicating Indigenous Approaches to Evaluation

Abstract: This session will complicate our understandings about indigenous approaches to evaluation. During this session we will explore four spaces that American Indians occupy in the United States, will discuss implications for evaluation in each space, and I will provide a deeper understanding of how leaders of thirty-two urban-based American Indian non-profit agencies perceive and practice indigenous approaches to evaluation in their organizations #Indigenous #values #UrbanAmericanIndians #nonprofit #CulturalResponsiveness

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Roundtable Presentation-Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: A Cultural & Contextual Framework to Use in Indian Country

Participants will: 1) Learn about culturally responsive indigenous evaluation (CRIE) and the major theories, research, and policies informing it 2) Become aware of the multiple contexts of CRIE 3) Learn about CRIE skills and competencies 4) Discuss practical applications of CRIE using case study examples 5) Reflect about professional experiences with/similar to CRIE 6) Deliberate about the strengths, gaps, and capacities of CRIE 7) Communicate professional needs and resources sought for strengthening their CRIE practices 8) Obtain new reference materials and professional networks to support future CRIE efforts #AEA2014Conference #eval14 #RoundtablePresentationDocuments #NickyBowman #CaroleeDodgeFrancis #ResponsiveIndigenousEvaluationACulturalContextualFrameworktoUseinIndianCountry #2014Conference

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Eval 09 Session 521: Cultural Differences and Language Barriers When Conducting Indigenous Evaluations in the Third World Context

There are many added challenges to overcome when implementing evaluations in a Third World context, ranging from technological to cultural. Cultural differences and language barriers are among the most prominent and challenging obstacles to providing a credible evaluation of any indigenous people. This article provides insights from the evaluator’s experience of overcoming these obstacles during an evaluation conducted in Mozambique, Africa, with the Sena and Ndou indigenous groups. This paper addresses the issue of cultural competence and what that means for evaluators