I, Aurora Sam (She/Her), am a proud Ktunaxa woman and I’m seeking to affect positive change in the indigenous community. Watching my mom as a child work tirelessly in our government to help improve the lives of our people has instilled in me a fervour to carry on that legacy far into the future. Throughout my childhood, I have made it my sole mission to perform with excellence in all aspects of my life so that I may one day be an apt representative of my family and community. Although I found some success in that endeavour, the pressure I felt to perform would often act more as a hinderance than a help. I continue to this day to practice having patience with myself and giving myself the breathing room to fail as failure is our greatest teacher.