Who is your community? However you define it
My family is from St. Ambroise, Manitoba, a small Métis community on the southern tip of Lake Manitoba. I grew up in Winnipeg, but my aunties, uncles, cousins, and I still share the land in St. Ambroise that has been in our family for generations.
For me, community means a network of support, care, and joy. In addition to my Nation’s community, throughout my life, I’ve had the opportunity to build a community of friends, not just across Turtle Island, but across the world. I’m both grateful and honoured to have connections with young people from Sri Lanka to El Salvador to Duck Bay who are working to create change.
What draws you to the NLC
I love getting to know like-minded young people. I’m so excited to work with and learn from all the amazing folks in this year’s cohort!
What is the vision you have/what do you hope for the future of your community?
As a Collective, Red River Echoes is committed to fighting for freedom and liberation for our Nation and all our relations. The vision I have for the future is one of solidarity and strength, where the Métis Nation works with our First Nations, Inuit, Black, and POC kin to create new ways of being together.