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Archive for December, 2013

Talking with Shaun Ackroyd

Shaun Ackroyd  has been involved in research and evaluation  for over thirteen years, and has been working independently for the past eight years. Originally from Gisborne, Shaun is currently based


Media Advisory: Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies to be announced next year

Hon Tariana Turia Minister for Whānau Ora Minister of Whānau Ora Tariana Turia said on the 19th of this month that a decision on the commissioning agencies for Whānau Ora


Media Release: Change of Governance Proposed in Māori Language Strategy

Strengthening the focus on whānau, hapū and iwi, and consolidating Māori leadership, are the key principles underpinning the proposed new Māori Language Strategy which the Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon


The first Conference of the American Indigenous Research Association was held at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Pablo, Montana on October 11-12, 2013.

Over 200 people attended which included people from across the United States and Canada, including our own Fiona Cram from Aotearoa. The American indigenous Research Association works to foster the


Community-based Participatory Research to Address Childhood Obesity: Experiences from Alexander First Nation in Canada

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an evidence-based approach that can guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of childhood obesity prevention initiatives at the community level. The goal of this paper


GEDI Week: Nnenia Campell and Saúl Maldonado on Amplifying Definitions of Diversity in the Discourse and Practice of Culturally Responsive Evaluation

Posted by John LaVelle in Graduate Student and New Evaluators, Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Nnenia Campbell and Saύl Maldonado, recent graduates from the American Evaluation Association’s Graduate Diversity Education Internship


He Manu Hou: The Transition of Māori Students into Māori Studies

There are many known factors that can help or hinder Indigenous students undertaking tertiary study, but little is known about how Māori students experience Māori studies courses specifically. Against the


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