In times of great challenges and opportunities we need to include indigenous voices at every design, decision-making, and solution-finding table. YET…as non-indigenous leaders, how do we bring these voices and perspectives to our organizational design and decision making tables? Where do we start when building relationships? How do we co-create a space that is inclusive, safe, for cross-cultural solution finding? How do we ask hard questions in a safe way?
Answers in Your Hands – One Card at a Time. The indigideck, as it is affectionately known, is intended to unlock by providing the best practices, tools, mindsets, and highly actionable design prompts for co-creating solutions with indigenous people, nations, businesses, and communities – one card at a time.
Based on a decade of action-based research and with support from funding sources like the National Institutes of Health SEPA and National Science Foundation I-Corps, indigidesign and its deck exist at the intersection of design justice, co-creation, and culture.
The deck grounds users in who your indigenous partners might be, how to build authentic relationships, find a shared vision, co-create for impact, and, then, with relationships and wins in hand, scale to the next challenge.
This was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), Grant Number 1R25GM132950-01, from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).