An Actionable Guide for Organizations Serving American Indian / Alaska Native Communities through Opioid Prevention Programming
As Indigenous communities continue to shape programming to reflect their own stories, ways of knowing, and cultural perspectives, there is a growing need for frameworks that support the infusion of this knowledge into the evaluation of their programs focused on substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support. Through step-by-step guidance, worksheets, and storytelling, this toolkit offers communities an iterative, reflective, continuous learning process for beginning or incorporating Indigenous evaluation.
Dr. Joan LaFrance, Richard Nichols, and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), whose seminal book, Telling Our Story in Our Place and Time: Indigenous Evaluation Framework, serves as the conceptual foundation for this Toolkit.
Directors and leaders of 15 tribal programs, inter-tribal consortia, and tribal epidemiology centers who received grants under the CDC’s 1803 cooperative agreements who participated in interviews that formed the impetus of this project.
Seven Directions is guided by the Tribal Opioid Technical Advisory Group (OTAG) click here for a list of members.
Organizations & Indigenous Evaluation Toolkits
Urban Indian Health Institute’s Indigenous Evaluation webpage with Indigenous evaluation toolkits, videos, and technical assistance services.
Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Indigenous Evaluation Toolkit webpage with toolkits, videos, and resources links for Indigenous evaluation.
An introduction to Indigenous Methodologies, PREVNet’s Community of Practice to Address Youth Dating: Indigenous Evaluation Methodologies.
Notah Begay III Foundation’s Keeping Track: A Toolkit for Indigenous Youth Program Evaluation.