Indigenous Evaluation

AIHEC Indigenous Evaluation


Indigenous Evaluation in Our Communities 

American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AIAN) are reclaiming the education of our people through tribally-controlled colleges and universities and pre-K-12 schools and by working with educators in public schools that serve our children.


Through curricula and programs designed to make learning more meaningful to tribal situations and cultures, Tribal Colleges and Universities and programs in K-12 schools serving Indian students are working to reverse the history of devastating educational practices that sought to remove us from our culture and that have failed to effectively teach our children.


AIHEC Indigenous Evaluation Framework Workshop Series

AIHEC developed a series of four 2.5-day intensive and hands-on workshops on the Indigenous Framework for Evaluation and invited people to join our effort to take ownership of evaluation in Indian Country to help build an evaluation framework relevant to community and responsive to traditional values and culture. A training workbook was developed to facilitate the training. Although there are no training workshops scheduled at this time, the chapters from the workbook are now available in PDF format. To access the chapters in the Indigenous Evaluation Framework, click on the Documents tab on the menu above. It may take time for the chapters to open because they have a number of graphics and photographs.

This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grants No. REC-0335670 and REC-0438720.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  AIHEC gratefully acknowledges NSF’s support.
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