“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This quote, stated by Gandhi, is one of my favorite, most powerful quotes. This program has inspired me to do just that. I hope to become more culturally involved with my Nation in the future and one day, possibly move back to work for the Nation. I am excited to tell all my peers about this program and all that it has taught me about myself and who I am. From this program, I will take in the wise words of all the elders and people I have met. I have grown so much as a person and feel like I am ready for the next chapter of my life. Public speaking was a real challenge for me at the beginning of this program and now, I am able to speak in front of everyone without feeling embarrassed or anxious! I do not dread group talks anymore and voicing my opinion. From this program, I will take how we treat our elders and the respect that is required towards them. Like I said before, serving the elders first at Wishtoyo taught me a lot about respect and made me want to this sort of action more often. Whether it be in my community, or a random act of kindness towards the elderly, I will be sure to show more kindness and respect! The elders have really inspired me to continue the way that I am going. To pursue post-secondary and achieve my dreams and goals. I hope to leave inspiration for the future generations and persistence. I hope to inspire them to never give up and to shoot for the stars. To stay focused even though things might be hard at times. Everyone deals with their own personal stuff in different ways and you are never alone. Take that chance. Be that person that stands out. Go for it! What is the worst that can happen? You fail? Get up and try again for failure is a part of life and personal growth.

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