How have colonization, historical trauma, and research abuses shaped research and evaluation work with Indigenous Tribes and communities in the U.S.? How can we work with Indigenous Tribes and communities, respecting their sovereignty and self-determination? And how can we emphasize asset-based, co-produced, culturally grounded, and mutually-beneficial research relationships and evaluation projects?
In this workshop, How to Engage with Indigenous Tribes & Communities in Evaluation Research, Dr. Heather Sauyaq Jean Gordon and Travis William McKay Roberts addressed these questions, introduced an Indigenous relational theoretical framework for relationship building to conduct evaluation research, and provided a specific example of a cultural adaptation of a mental health approach to suicide prevention.
Gordon, H. S. J. and Roberts, W. M. R. (2021). How to Engage with Indigenous Tribes & Communities in Evaluation Research. [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25W_aWqxhZE