Shé:kon sewakwé:on, Katsi’tsarónkwas iontia’ts. Wakehnhehsí:io niwaki’tarò:ten tanon Kahnawake nitewaké:non. Most people know me as Brooke Rice. I am snipe clan of the Kanien’kehá:ka nation, member of the Rotinonshón:ni (People of the Longhouse), born and raised in Kahnawake. I am currently enrolled in a double major of First Peoples Studies and Community Development at Concordia University. I actively volunteer and I am the Co-Vice President of the First Peoples Studies Members Association. My previous studies in Ratiwennahní:rats, a Kanien’keha language immersion program, has fostered my passion for cultural revitalization and language reclamation. My journey really embodies the teachings of the Two Row wampum, being able to walk with balance while I pursue higher education and take the western concepts lightly while upholding my traditional teachings. Ratiwennahní:rats, helped me to reconnect to my culture and identity, but most importantly to walk with gratitude and to understand the universalism, as we are all beings of the Earth. I am excited to work with CRE to be a part of empowering our youth and being our ancestor’s wildest dreams. I’m interested in eco over ego, social justice, wholistic wellness, food, family and community. It’s my dream to be a part of our youth’s journey to help show them their potential and to help create role models for the next seven generations.