Working with the Indigenomics Institute, under the leadership of Carol Anne Hilton, and in partnership with the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), DECIDIUM was part of a diverse Indigenous led interdisciplinary and cultural team who reimagined how federal Indigenous economic development programs are evaluated. Team included experts and academics in sociology, performance measurement and evaluation, financial program evaluation, economic well-being, communications, and design, working together to embrace and create a new, bold Indigenous worldview of economic development program evaluation.
DECIDIUM embraced learned and lived Indigenous experience to design a LEGO Serious Play (LSP) experience that integrated Google Jamboard technology, on February 6 and 7th, 2023, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Participants included leaders and members of Indigenous communities across Canada, Indigenomics team members and representatives of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). The design session solidified a new Indigenous worldview perspective applied to Government of Canada Indigenous economic program evaluation, with the potential for further applications across the Government of Canada’s operations across all departments and agencies.