Generation Indigenous means I’m a part of a network reaching back to generations of expertise and kkuskkaat (“living a good, rich life”) woven into our DNA. I am an important part of the Indigenous web of life. I am also a unique 21st Century being born in the Noghee hut’aane (Nowitna River People) ancestral lands. Gen-I means we owe a debt to those who survived following game on winters snowshoes. Youth need each strand of oyhdzaaye -the ‘snowshoe heart’ – formed in the web from elders, peers who haven’t found their trail yet to respectful allies to progress our Nations.