Shé:kon sewakwé:on, Kawinehta iontia’ts. Kahnawake nitewaké:non. My name is Carlee Kawinehta Loft. I am a motivated and community-minded, Kanien’kehá:ka woman. My father’s side of the family and I are from Kahnawake. I am passionate about art, community action, cultural revitalization, and youth empowerment. I strongly believe we each play an invaluable role in shaping the world for the next seven generations; this includes the responsibility to do what we can to empower each other – youth especially – to join in, to shape and craft this world with both hands and whole hearts.