One of our greatest strengths as a people is our sense of humour-it’s in everything. Laughter is medicine. Our other greatest strength is our adaptability-we survive and thrive. I don’t see enough of that but I see the talent and the potential boiling beneath the surface. We have such a huge demographic of young people and although I may only be a wave, there is a tsunami coming behind me that is going to change everything.
Amanda Roy is an Anishinaabe film and video artist of Anishinaabe from Wikwemikong First Nation, living in Montreal.