My name is Alexa Lizotte and I come from the Métis Nation of Alberta on my father’s side and have European ancestry on my mother’s side. I am the owner of Desert Métis Creations, a brand I originally created to sell my beadwork and ribbon work sewing but is now in the process of growing into a teaching and resource brand hosting beadwork, sewing, and cultural workshops. I am deeply passionate about inspiring our younger generations to be bold about reconnecting with our cultures, and I do a lot of work through my social media to connect and inspire them in this way. I hope to continue my advocacy for our young people through my work with West Coast Leaf. Hiy Hiy.