kawiyahîtamik kesi wîcehtâsôk

(To Examine in Order to Support/Redirect)

Authors

  • Kristina R. Kopp IRM Research and Evaluation Inc., Edmonton, Alberta
  • Ralph C. Bodor IRM Research and Evaluation Inc., Edmonton, Alberta
  • Leona J. Makokis IRM Research and Evaluation Inc., Edmonton, Alberta
  • Selby A. Quinn IRM Research and Evaluation Inc., Edmonton, Alberta
  • Kaila R. Kornberger IRM Research and Evaluation Inc., Edmonton, Alberta
  • Stephanie E.D. Tyler IRM Research and Evaluation Inc., Edmonton, Alberta
  • Carol A. Turner The Family Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Pauline J. Smale The Family Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3138/cjpe.71495

Abstract

Recently a conscious effort has been made by human service providers across Canada to Indigenize programming as reconciliation. However, while the delivery of programs shifted, how they are evaluated remains rooted in Western ideologies and methodologies. In response to the tension created in using Western evaluation methods for assessing Indigenous-designed programs, we developed an Indigenous program evaluation framework. The framework is based in nêhiyaw (Cree) teachings and was co-created by Elders and Knowledge Keepers. We use a case study to demonstrate that an appropriately developed Indigenous program evaluation framework leads to more comprehensive, accurate and meaningful data collection and evaluation.  

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Published

2021-10-21

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Articles- English