What we do


We invite proposals for community engaged projects from Indigenous activists, scholars, artists, community leaders, youth, and more. We especially welcome projects by Indigenous faculty, staff, and students across a wide variety of disciplines and contexts. 

Dream Tanks

Dream tanks are discussions, lectures, maker spaces, and other community dialogues and spaces meant to inspire Indigenous innovation, creativity, and resurgence. Dream tanks, as opposed to the often exclusionary practices of think tanks, open participation to all in the community to dream, envision, and collectively imagine what futures we desire. 

Action Labs

Action labs are the practical component of the institute, driven by community-engaged research based on collaborations across institutions, cultures, and places. Examples include collaborative research projects, incubation spaces, and working groups that bring together Indigenous knowledges across the globe.