Future Planning

Unlock Your Path with the Future Planning Form

Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and purpose? The Future Planning Form is your compass, grounded in six Indigenous relationality-based values, known as the “Six Rs.” These values will help you define your core principles, set personal goals, and envision what it means to be a “good professional relative.”

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Explore the Six Rs

The Six Rs are useful guides and help foster versatile “Indigenous transferable skills” that can enrich your academic and professional journey

  • Respect: Understand and cherish the interconnectedness of self, others, and the environment.
  • Responsibility: Uphold mutual accountability through consistent, transparent communication.
  • Reciprocity: Cultivate and express gratitude, deep empathy, and generosity of spirit in co-creating thriving environments and communication dynamics.
  • Relationship: Leverage collective strength to build long-term, sustainable practices for everyone.
  • Reflection: Self-examine actions, responses, and consequences of upholding the Six Rs that shape our personal narratives.
  • Redistribution: Commit to sharing wisdom, resources, and stories with each other to foster a “7 Generations” mindset and legacy.

Step into Your Future

Ready to begin your transformative journey? Access the Future Planning Form and start your self-reflection adventure today. Your personal and professional growth awaits!

Start with Explore Careers to look for academic programs that may align with personal and professional goals; additionally, find useful information on possible job tracks.

    • Academic Programs and Jobs
    • Networking
    • Native-Focused Degrees and Programs
    • Native-Focused Institutes and Centers
    • Tribal Colleges and Universities
    • Future Planning Form

Check out Programs to Develop Your Skills page to learn about student programs that can support academic and skill development goals.

    • Student Professional Development Grants
    • 7 Generation Innovators Fellowship
    • Internship Matching (coming soon)
    • Innovation Programs (coming soon)

The Professional Development page offers basic resources to support professional and career development.

    • Creating Your Résumé
    • Interview Tips and Professional Etiquette
    • Graduate School
    • Internships

Employment Resources provides basic information for us as we move from entry level positions to upper-level management roles.

    • Entry Level
    • Management Level
    • Leadership Level (coming soon)
    • Entrepreneurship Level (coming soon)
    • Retirement Level (coming soon)

The Career Advising Resources page provides resources for those who are supporting academic and professional journeys for others.

    • Cultural Career Advising
    • Six R Evaluation Framework
    • Research Repository

Tribal Colleges and Universities

Tribal colleges and universities provide dynamic higher education opportunities, most on or near reservation lands. Known for their remarkable programs, culturally-relevant curricula, and familial student care – tribal colleges allow students to further their careers, attain an advanced degree, or better support their communities.