Portia Morin

Dene Tha’ First Nation

I am a grade 10 student, competitive swimmer, student, athlete and part-time model. My hobbies include sports such as swimming, lacrosse and exercise, music, socializing in activities or volunteer work, painting, reading and gardening.

My family moved to Edmonton in pursuit of educational goals, but my home community is in northwestern Alberta on a Dene Tha First Nation reserve. As a Dene/Cree descendant, I am learning teachings from Dene/Cree Elders who continue to encourage us to do our best at everything. When I went to Europe, I most enjoyed meeting youth who share similar ideas about climate change.