Indigenous Futures Project

Using Indigenized research practices to recognize and empower Native communities

The Indigenous Futures Project (IFP) was a collaborative project between the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY), IllumiNative, and the Native Organizers Alliance to gather and disseminate critical information and strategies about the priorities and needs of the Indigenous population in preparation for the 2020 election. The cornerstone of the project was the Indigenous Futures Survey (IFS)- a first of its kind survey created by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. The survey provided the Indigenous population an opportunity to be a part of shaping the future, offering a platform for understanding critical issues impacting the Indian Country that could be used to motivate change.