b'When I started Grade 9, there were many clubs, programs and opportunities that were offered to me including the Indigenous Youth Leadership program. I had no idea what to expect as I had never really had the opportunity to even consider Celebrating Indigenous Culture and Communitywhat being Indigenous meant to me. That is where my learning begun. The Council of Grandmothers and Grandfathers have guided me and will help us on our collective journey of healing. The Indigenous Youth Leadership group is like a little family who are learning about their history together. I am humbled and honoured to be a part of this wonderful family and thanks to their support, Im ready and excited to see what my future has in store. Mariah Meilleur Grade 11 student, Collge Jeanne-SauvMariah has recently discovered her Mtis roots and dreams of32becoming a teacher34'