The Indigenous Ambassadors at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre have been citizens of this land long before Whistler was a town. Whether they are giving guided tours, curating the next museum exhibit, teaching their languages, sharing traditional foods, or caretaking for the business and building, the SLCC Ambassadors give an immeasurable amount of inspiration and belonging to future generations of Indigenous Youth, while beckoning people from all over the world to see Indigenous peoples in a more fulfilling and powerful light. By volunteering their stories with the curious people who live in Whistler and the visitors who travel here, they are gifting us with history and language - sometimes opening up wounds so that the community can listen, learn and grow together. Although none live in Whistler’s town lines, they travel up to 4 hours a day to be here, moving around the valley, gifting visitors with Welcome Ceremonies, speaking on local community panels, sitting on Whistler boards and committees, sharing stories and persevering through tough days in hopes and appreciation for the brighter ones to come.