Redvers at Indigenous Evaluation training conference

Dr. Redvers participated in the Indigenous Evaluation training conference held in the Canadian Northwest Territories recently.

“As Indigenous peoples think and interpret the world in differing ways to non-Indigenous peoples, it is important that evaluation frameworks fit the experiences, histories, cultures and values of the community the work is being done in,” she said.

“As evaluators and participants co-create frameworks, the accountability to the community is reflected in the evaluation context of the project. By bringing in Indigenous way of knowing to evaluation, it better ensures a project evaluation is rooted within the community in relational terms.”

“Our recently launched PhD in Indigenous health includes training in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Evaluation to ensure our graduates can work and operate in both Western and Indigenous knowledge systems.”