Carmen, Eastern Shoshone, wants to be an ambassador, to set an example to the upcoming generations.
They need to be led in the right direction, because they are our future. I want to help my community in a positive way, and spread what I did to other communities. I also want to share my cultural knowledge, and be in an organization that helps and betters communities, people, and personal strengths. I want to honor my elders and ancestors in that manner, that is why I wanted to become a We R Native Youth Ambassador. I really love to make people laugh, laughter is the best medicine. I love to tell stories that I made up on the top of my head. I share my humor with my elders in the manor. I’m trying to learn as much as I can before they take that journey. I spend most of my time with them, and I’m very fortunate that they took the time to teach me. I’ve never done anything like this before, so I plan to share my cultural wisdom. At my school they call me grandma because I’m really intelligent with the culture we have. I have peers come up to me and ask me how Shoshone came to be. That’s why I wish to share this personal attribute with you.