Past Webinar

A Vision for Indigenous Evaluation 

A framework for increasing participation and control by Indigenous peoples

Nan Wehipeihana, Dr Chelsea Grootveld,

In brief

As community sector professionals, we all need to ensure that our consultation and engagement can express Māori values.

In this 60-minute webinar, experienced evaluator Nan Wehipeihana (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) and Dr Chelsea Grootveld (Ngai Tai, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Te Whakatōhea, Te Arawa) will present a simple but powerful framework, showing:

  • How consultation, evaluation and research can express Māori values.
  • The difference between evaluating  for  indigenous communities, and evaluating  as  indigenous communities
  • The ‘lightbulb moment’ on cultural paradigms
  • Real-life stories and examples of why and how you can get this right, and the cost of getting it wrong

Nan will share a tool for ensuring effective consultation, providing a rationale and background for why the approach is ‘not just good but necessary’.

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for all community sector professionals working in New Zealand, and will be of particular interest to those working in research, partnerships and community.

By the end of this presentation participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the principles of evaluation and research by, for and as indigenous peoples
  • Learn a model of appropriate engagement for Māori
  • Know why this is important for Māori, and for good outcomes
  • Have an appreciation for cultural paradigms in evaluation and research

This is not only pertinent to social research, but any programme that will impact upon Māori values, wahi tapu and taonga.

About the Presenters

Nan Wehipeihana

Skilled in evaluation and research, Nan Wehipeihana has more than 15 years experience in designing, leading and managing evaluation and research projects. She has a wealth of public sector knowledge and is widely recognised for her adeptness in managing complex relationships. She is passionate about protecting, evidencing and growing the space to be Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. Nan facilitates dialogue and engagement that builds understanding of Māori.  Nan’s tribal affiliations are to Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti  Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui.

Dr Chelsea Grootveld

Dr Chelsea Grootveld has worked in education policy, research and evaluation for the past 15 years.  She is Director of Aiko Consultants Limited and is currently working with a team of kaupapa Māori centred evaluators on a formative evaluation of Te Pūtahitanga, the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Te Waipounamu (South Island).  Chelsea’s affiliations are to Ngai Tai, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Te Whakatōhea and Te Arawa

This Webinar was held

11 AM NZ Time
12 Jul
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