Maybe this helps, you can change you're front by right clicking the cube(with the views front,back,right,etc on it) in the right-corner or reset yout front, the x,y,z axis will also change.
Resetting the cube front doesn't make any difference if you want to sketch on the XZ plane. You can see in the pic below the part X axis is pointing left, the sketch x axis is pointing right and the cube has spun to show back. I don't know what's more ridiculous, the fact that Inventor does this or that fact that it hasn't been addressed in the 9 years since the OP.
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