WHAT WE DO
Our multi-disciplinary consulting team works to select the right approach for each client. We use a variety of methods to ensure a balanced approach that meets funding agency requirements while honoring cultural context and protocols. Many of our projects build on traditional, validated research methods.
Our work upholds the unique values and protocols of the communities and tribes we work with. We strive to work closely with communities to develop the most appropriate and meaningful evaluation approach.
AKA is a small women-owned business that includes a multi-disciplinary team of associates comprised of American Indian college students and recent graduates, elders, subject matter experts, and cultural reviewers. The AKA team works closely with tribal communities in New Mexico, California, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota, to support culturally-based interventions for youth and families. AKA provides ongoing consultation to the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Board of Health, Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Epidemiology Center, California Rural Indian Health Board, and California Tribal Epidemiology Center, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Spotted Bull Resource and Recovery Center, and the Fort Peck Tribes, the Eastern Shoshone Recovery Center and Tribe, the University of New Mexico Center for Native American Health, the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists, and the National Center for Youth Problematic Sexual Behavior. AKA works with several non-profit organizations including Native PRIDE, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and several American Indian consultants/business owners.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"Our reports to our funders were completed in a timely manner and allowed us ample opportunity to submit to our internal processes before the due dates. Additionally, our partnership with AKA allowed us to channel their expertise into creating products that we could not have accomplished on our own."