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Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation by Fiona Cram

The workshop shares examples of collaborative models for working with Indigenous organizations and communities. Tools and strategies to support more effective and responsive Indigenous evaluation collaborations, consultations, relationship building, authentic engagement, and reciprocity opportunities for all stakeholders and participants to benefit from IE will be shared. Method choices will also be considered, including the use of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods evaluation designs.

New Zealand
25th July, 2017
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The workshop is structured around three key questions that guide workshop participants through the CRIE model:

  1. Who should undertake Indigenous Evaluation (IE)?
  2. What do evaluators need to understand about Indigenous contexts?
  3. How should IE be done?


Fiona Cram PhD, is director of Katoa Ltd, an independent research and evaluation consultancy based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Katoa Ltd conducts Kaupapa Māori (by Māori, for Māori) research, evaluation and training.

Fiona is a Māori (indigenous) woman from Aotearoa New Zealand. Her tribal affiliations are to Ngāti Pahauwera on the east coast of Aotearoa. She has a PhD in social and developmental psychology from the University of Otago. Fiona has lectured in Social Psychology and has also worked with Professor Linda Smith in IRI (the International Research Institute of Māori and Indigenous Education), at the University of Auckland.

Fiona’s research interests are wide-ranging including Māori health, justice, and education. The over-riding theme of Fiona’s work is Kaupapa Māori (by Māori, for Māori). She is also currently Editor-in-Chief of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA) new evaluation journal, Evaluation Matters – He Take Tō Te Aromatawai, published by the NZCER