How We Create Thriving Futures:
A Deeper Look into Our Programs and Methodology
By working with Legado, people define and create legacies for both themselves and their communities. When they design and implement solutions of their choosing, they create sustainable outcomes we call Thriving Futures.There are three steps to creating a Thriving Future.
1. Amplify the Voices of Every Community Member through Legacy Planning
At Legado, we believe that sustainable change is only possible when Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IP&LC) play a leadership role in articulating the priorities for themselves, their families and their communities—and in bringing these priorities to life.
We begin with legacy. Our first step is to convene local women and men, elders and youth, from every station in society to begin envisioning their legacies: for themselves, their community, and their landscapes.
Our work involves and amplifies all community voices and perspectives, particularly those of women and youth.
2. Community Members Identify Their Priorities
With their legacies in hand, community members identify the priorities that are important for themselves and their communities and use these to create a Legacy Plan. Each priority also outlines specific actions that will help them fulfill each priority and realize their Thriving Future.
Communities take a 360o approach to assess and plan their priorities.
This is done at two levels:
3. Community Members Fulfill Their Legacies and Create Thriving Futures
Community members then lead across their range of interconnected priorities by taking collective actions outlined in their Legacy Plans. In addition, they use their plans to leverage funds from the government and funders, ensuring these resources are used on their terms and in alignment with their community priorities.
When the community comes together to realize their self-determined legacies, the result is a Thriving Future.
A Thriving Future Timeline
I have shared my vision for tomorrow