I would like to thank the University of Saskatchewan for the honour of the Alumni of Influence Award. I would like to thank all those who nominated and supported me through the selection. I’ve often had an adversarial view of institutions due to the colonial project and the real systemic racism that continues to exist. Yet if we as indigenous people do not take up space within these institutions, things may never change. So it is with honour and pride that I accept and take this space of influence up!