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4.3.4: Prioritizing Indigenous Worldviews within performance management and evaluation - Workshop
Thursday, 03/June/2021:
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Technical chair: Adrian Murray
Location: Room 4


4.3.4: Prioritizing Indigenous Worldviews within performance management and evaluation - Workshop

Chair: Marissa Hill

Indigenous Innovation Initiative at Grand Challenges Canada

The Indigenous Innovation Initiative is an innovation platform, hosted at Grand Challenges Canada, that supports the development of innovation by and for First Nation, Inuit and Metis Peoples in Canada. To do this, we increase access to capital and culturally relevant support for innovators, by addressing the following key barriers to the economic participation of Indigenous Peoples in Canada through a decolonized social impact investing approach:

- Access to capital: Addressing the resource gaps and investment needs of innovators

- Building capacity: Supporting innovators with the Knowledges, skills and tools they need to succeed

- Cultivating networks: Connecting innovators to a meaningful and supportive ecosystem that increases their social capital

- Driving interest: Sharing individual and program stories of impact, success and learnings to inspire and empower the next generation of Indigenous innovation

In early 2020, we collaborated with First Nation, Inuit and Metis women, men, Two Spirit, queer and gender diverse peoples across Canada and completed a comprehensive literature review to inform development of a decolonized inquiry and learning framework that is specific to innovation within an Indigenous context.

Addressing the theme of "action for change," this workshop will support practitioners in understanding the core Values, Principles and Wise Practices that are the foundation of this inquiry and learning approach, and how to decolonize their own approaches and advance the decolonization of knowledge creation and utilization as it relates to supporting Indigenous innovation. This also addresses some of the long-standing tensions between Indigenous Worldviews and Western results-based management approaches.