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Indigenous Evidence‐Based Effective Practice Model: Indigenous Leadership in Action

Valerie Naquin (Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska, USA)
Spero Manson (Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska, USA)
Charles Curie (Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska, USA)
Shannon Sommer (Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska, USA)
Ray Daw (Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska, USA)
Carole Maraku (Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska, USA)
Nemu Lallu (Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska, USA)
Dale Meller (Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska, USA)
Cristy Willer (Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska, USA)
Edward Deaux (Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska, USA)

International Journal of Leadership in Public Services

ISSN: 1747-9886

Article publication date: 1 April 2008

Abstract

The demand for evidence‐based health practices has created a cultural challenge for Indigenous people around the world. This paper reports on the history and evolution of evidence‐based care into its mainstream status within the behavioural health field. Through the leadership of an Alaska Native tribal organisation, an international forum was convened to address the challenges of evidence‐based practice for Indigenous people. Forum participants developed a model for gathering evidence that integrates rigorous research with Indigenous knowledge and values. The model facilitates development of practices and programmes that are culturally congruent for Indigenous people, accepted and validated by the research community, and deemed supportable by private and governmental sponsors.

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Naquin, V., Manson, S., Curie, C., Sommer, S., Daw, R., Maraku, C., Lallu, N., Meller, D., Willer, C. and Deaux, E. (2008), "Indigenous Evidence‐Based Effective Practice Model: Indigenous Leadership in Action", International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 14-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/17479886200800006

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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