NB3 Foundation’s evaluation methodology incorporates indigenous knowledge in a manner that is inherent to Native communities’ lived experiences and expertise. The IHM reflects learning from practices that have been passed down through generations (traditional knowledge); incorporates teachings through observation and experimentation (empirical knowledge); and incorporates new learnings that are acquired by doing (revealed knowledge). The IHM is an organic system that needs minimal explanation in Native communities, because it’s a lived experience. The IHM methodology generates balance between the elements of wellbeing and allows Native communities to exercise their own truth and practice of wellness. The elements of wellbeing are imbedded in place, specifically where people eat, pray and play. This perspective is not new to Native communities as they continue to reclaim, reconnect, and remember those knowledge systems. When communities are the architects of their own evaluations, then the measure and outcomes are locally owned and matter to the community. Evaluation includes honoring community stories as a critical way to keep track of both successes and challenges.