Keelin, 2017

Photograph of a man, from a museum display

I am Tahltan/ Nisga'a

I am looking for the history of my culture

I am learning to speak my language

I am listening to my elders, friends and family

I am remembering what it's like to dance at a feast

I used to not know about my culture

I am teaching myself to speak (my language)

I am waiting for a time where there will be no violence

I am running with a river that will soon lead me to somewhere big

I am chasing a dream that needs strength to move

I am hoping that my dream will soon come true

I am living in a world that is slowly dying and needs our help to rebuild

I am me

I cannot be anyone else

but me.

- Photograph by Jerret.