Evynn Richardson 

18, Haliwa-Saponi, Nansemond Indian Tribe 

I remember being at a culture class one time and all the little ones started dancing under me to the point where I could barely move. They were copying my movements and trying their best to hold rhythm. My aunty pulled me to the side and explained to me how the little ones are always watching so act accordingly, because I was teaching them how to lead the next generation. Indigenous futurism looks like our children and youth being celebrated and loved. We did it because of the 7 generations before us and now it is our turn.