Ensuring history is a consideration leads to a deeper analysis of how we got to the current moment, grounds our assessments and provides fodder for future ideas and practices. History is not a tether that holds us inside strategies that are simply iterations of past ways of being. It is offered within this framework to center accountability, reflection, ancestor wisdom and legacy. The influence and shape of cultural practice and hegemony must understood through an analysis of the times in which people were living. Concurrently in the development of strategy the implications of historical practices and ways of being must be placed within a current context to understand its value and implications.