First Nations Futures was established to respond to the economic barriers that First Nations community-driven initiatives face within funding systems.
The journey of First Nations Futures has been slow, intentional, and has included many yarns and workshops with First Nations leaders and young people along the way. Throughout these conversations, we focused on exploring and co-designing a funding mechanism that could facilitate long-term wealth redistribution, unrestricted funding and First Nations self-determination. While also understanding our scope and model of impact - bound by cultural values, ethics of custodianship, and investing in our future generations.
Over the three years, we have set out on a path to collectively build a new First Nations-led funding platform which challenges traditional funding systems; calls in the responsibility of all people living in Australia to redistribute wealth; and forges new pathways to support and resource First Nations community-driven initiatives creating intergenerational change.
We are informed by those values that keep us in right relationship with Country, and guided by a collective of First Nations people that hold integrity and intersectionality. First Nations Futures is here to reimagine futures grounded in economic justice. Where our communities have the resources to drive our own futures, on our own terms, on our own lands.
As First Nations peoples, we exist within funding systems that have:
At First Nations Futures, our funding platform centers:
When you co-invest in First Nations Futures, we redistribute 100% of funds to all our partners working across different systems and regions.Co-invest now