Honoring Reconciliation in Evaluation: Wearing an Indigenous Evaluation Lens
Indigenous Evaluation Virtual Workshop. Honoring Reconciliation in Evaluation: Wearing an Indigenous Evaluation Lens
Date: Friday, February 2, 2024 | 11:00-14:30 MT (3.5h)
Workshop Description: In this introductory Indigenous evaluation workshop, participants will examine their personal perceptions, bridge the gap between Western theory and Indigenous perceptions of evaluative thinking, and begin to utilize evaluation tools. Facilitators will lead participants through the implementation, analysis, and reporting of two major tools that act as interventions.
Who is this for: This workshop is organized for the broader Navigating the New Arctic community. It is designed to build awareness about Indigenous evaluation and build foundational knowledge. Anyone from novice to expert is invited to attend this training.
Indigenous Evaluation Virtual Workshop. Honoring Reconciliation in Evaluation: Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks
Date: Friday, February 9, 2024 | 11:00-14:30 MT (3.5h)
Workshop Description: Participants dive deeper into evaluation topics in this more advanced Indigenous evaluation workshop. Participants will explore what is considered a decolonized lens for measuring and defining success and explore the disconnect between that lens and current metrics. The training will guide participants to understand how evaluation can contribute to this shift and how evaluators can act as agents of change. This workshop is steadfast in strength-based solutions that honor, respect, and embrace Indigenous Knowledge. This workshop details this new way of business that supports decolonization and undertakes such direction using steps and stages that can be adopted, to suit participants' current research project and evaluation contexts.
Who is this training for: This workshop is organized for the broader Navigating the New Arctic community. It builds on the workshop part 1. It is designed so that those experienced with Indigenous evaluation will learn new content.
Trainer: Ahneen, Andrea L.K. Johnston nindizhinikaaz, CEO of Johnston Research Inc. Andrea has worked in the field of Indigenous evaluation for over 20 years. She believes strongly in the reconciliation between Indigenous and Western thought in evaluation. As a trainer in Indigenous evaluation, she seeks to share her knowledge.
The traditional name of Andrea’s ancestral territory means “body of land that sticks out into a large body of water”. My family is located on the Bruce Peninsula, about halfway up on the east side nestled between Georgian Bay and dolomite limestone escarpment cliffs. Andrea was born and raised in the Native community of Toronto and is a Little Beaver graduate, and was trained and mentored as an evaluator for six years in my youth within the Native community of Toronto.