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Table 3. Representative statements for each cluster in the New Zealand concept map with statement ID and bridging values

From: Strategies to support culturally safe health and wellbeing evaluations in Indigenous settings in Australia and New Zealand: a concept mapping study

1. Evaluator qualities 
 1 Observe with both eyes, listen with both ears and speak little.0.14
 13 Be humble, empathic, open, and honest.0.14
 61 Have an open-mind in engaging or working with Indigenous people.0.16
2. Knowing yourself as an evaluator in a Mãori context 
 10 Use culturally appropriate evaluation methods.0.03
 17 Correctly pronounce the Indigenous language of respective Indigenous communities.0.08
 89 Working in ways that are culturally appropriate.0.08
3. Securing and honouring community ‘buy-in’ 
 84 Outcome measures are defined with the community to capture what is important to the community as well as the funding body.0.26
 72 Engage community in planning and co-creation of the evaluation framework/model.0.28
 94 Negotiate and be flexible about timeframes in order to respect community priorities, events, and the changing availability and other responsibilities of key informants.0.28
4. Integrity of the evaluation & the evaluator 
 35 Dialogue between the Indigenous community and evaluator/s needs to be prioritised in preference to one- way conversation.0.20
 66 Build the principles of respect, reciprocity, and responsiveness into the evaluation.0.20
 83 See evaluators taking the time to understand issues the Indigenous partners are facing, outside of the evaluation; it shows a respectful attitude towards the partners.0.21
5. Prioritising Mãori community interests in evaluation commissioning 
 98 Establish an Indigenous governance structure so the evaluation project can be discussed at all stages with the community.0.24
 26 Facilitate engagement with the Indigenous ‘owners’ of the evaluation and identify their values and worldviews against which to judge the evaluative data.0.25
 65 Ensure from the outset of planning that commissioners engage and consult with Indigenous people.0.28
6. Prioritising community interests in the project and evaluation plan 
 87 What Indigenous people value about the program/initiative is reflected in the evaluation questions and plan.0.21
 104 The evaluation plan and approach build on the strengths of Indigenous people and culture.0.21
 75 Consider and address whether scope is built into the evaluation to engage all stakeholders to ensure the evaluation benefits Indigenous people.0.24
7. Authentic evaluation methods 
 106 The methods used to collect data are life affirming and meaningful for Indigenous evaluators and/or participants.0.00
 46 Use measurement tools that have been developed by/for and validated within Indigenous populations.0.05
 27 The evaluation approach must reflect an understanding of the Indigenous community/group’s history and context, issues, worldview and strengths, including the impact of colonisation.0.05
8. Honouring evaluation results 
 67 Provide a publication space for Indigenous voices with Indigenous reviewers (culturally safe peer review).0.12
 7 Evaluation findings are adequately communicated to policy makers in the interests of effecting positive change.0.17
 6 A reflective process takes place post evaluation with Indigenous communities to enable key findings to be implemented to strengthen their work and achieve their goals.0.27
9. Conduct of evaluation 
 20 Commissioners and providers of evaluation must ensure a good relationship is built with the Indigenous group (being evaluated) and that the Indigenous group is happy to proceed with the evaluation, and if not, they have other options/ evaluation teams provided to them.0.33
 40 Commissioners of evaluation need to be mindful of how they interact with the Indigenous community; they need to communicate in ways that Indigenous communities feel comfortable responding to.0.50
 79 Indigenous stakeholders own and control the intellectual property arising from the evaluation.0.52
10. Prioritising Mãori interests 
 42 Must be Indigenous led or at the very least Indigenous people in positions of equal power as non-Indigenous people.0.64
 47 No funding for evaluations should be given to organisations which do not employ Indigenous people in senior positions for the evaluation.0.70
 58 Consult and negotiate monetary compensation with Indigenous people and organisations who have contributed to the evaluation.0.79
11. Mãori capability and capacity building 
 22 Recognise and respect Indigenous evaluation capability.0.53
 82 Train local Indigenous people to work on the evaluation.0.56
 77 Include opportunities for Indigenous capacity building in the program and the evaluation.0.61