DENNIS MAKESHINE, 24
I gather my strength from the resilience our native community has, it’s been built from a long history of oppression. it has built a strong family from which I am able to confide in whenever I feel like I’m going down the wrong path. I gather my strength from my fellow native peers at University. Without them I don’t know how my experience at school would’ve ended up because these group of people have that same connection to their homeland/ family and it’s scary at first being away but we know in our hearts it’s for a strong purpose.