Three Promising Practices to Make Program Evaluation with Indigenous Youth Meaningful

This factsheet was developed from a YouthREX webinar, featuring Gabrielle Fayant, co-founder of Assembly of Seven Generations (AG7) and Program Manager of ReachUp! North, in partnership with Digital Opportunity Trust.

When evaluating Indigenous youth programs, it is important to be culturally safe, responsive, and reflective of Indigenous worldviews.

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What are talking circles?

Talking circles are a traditional way for Indigenous people to solve problems by sitting in a circle and discussing them. A circle is used because there is no one person in a position of prominence, allowing people to speak freely. Talking circles can be used in evaluation as a way to gather feedback. They can happen at many stages of a program (at the end of every day, week, month), and can include your team, staff, or youth in the program.

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