My name is Nikita Kahpeaysewat, I am from Moosomin First Nation, Saskatchewan and I belong to the Plains Cree Tribe, it is one of five main dialects of Cree along with Woods Cree, Swampy Cree, Moose Cree, and Atikamekw.
I wouldn't refer to my beliefs as a culture, but more in the sense as a way of life. Viewing the world and all it has to offer in a spiritual form, understanding and respecting the knowledge behind the teachings, because life is all about growing and learning. I have been blessed enough to have teachings passed on to me, and still to this day practice them. Every thought and action is based off the way I was brought up, making culture have a huge impact on my life. It is my backbone, my guide, and I would be lost without it.
I want to set an example for my people that there is more to life than the reserve, that we are so much more capable then what we settle for. Be ready to work hard for what you want, because the world owes you nothing and it is up to you on what happens with your life.
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