This study used appreciative inquiry to identify core values or concepts essential to the Jemez Pueblo community to inform an evaluation framework used by community strength-based programs in Jemez Pueblo. Key informant interviews and a focus group were conducted in Jemez Pueblo with key program staff and tribal leaders. The audio recordings were transcribed and analyzed using inductive reasoning to identify core values. In addition, grounded theory was used to develop a conceptual model from the themes generated from the analysis. The PICOT question was, "Can the Appreciative Inquiry method help uncover core values of a Pueblo community?"

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Second Degree

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Level of Degree


First Committee Member

Janice Martin, RN, DNP, CCM-BC, PAHM

Second Committee Member

Melissa Cole, DNP, MSW, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE


Appreciative inquiry, identification of AIAN values, tribal health care, tribal public health