UIHI - Building the Sacred: An Indigenous Framework for Programs Serving Native Survivors of Violence
Building the Sacred: An Indigenous Evaluation Framework for Programs Serving Native Survivors of Violence illustrates four places from which Indigenous evaluation is already taking place in violence prevention, response, and healing programs that have not yet been formally recognized in a culturally rooted evaluation framework. The four places are walking with relatives, planting seeds of strength, healing, and adapting in community— protecting space for grief and healing. This framework identifies effective places from which to develop relevant program evaluation questions, to find and listen to answers in an engaging and culturally attuned way, and to share meaningful stories iteratively to improve programs and services. Inspired by the four core values of Urban Indian Health Institute’s (UIHI) Indigenous Evaluation Framework, Building The Sacred: An Indigenous Evaluation Framework for Programs Serving Native Survivors of Violence incorporates the professional expertise of Indigenous leaders who have a combined total of 135+ years guiding Native survivors and communities along the journey toward healing.