At a very young age, I knew I wanted to be an artist. Illustrating something gave me power that I could create and tell my own stories, so it was a natural progression to create my own comics. I wanted to create stories that would inspire future generations to create their own narrative and express themselves. When I was a child, Chris Caldwell's "Alsek ABC's" childrens book influenced me heavily to make my own story located in Haines Junction. I was so impressed there was a book based in my hometown and told a story about living there. I wanted my book to have the same effect on future generations as the Alsek ABC's book did on me. So I took it on myself to create Dakwäkãda Warriors. I know I am the next generation that will have to continue our language, our culture and who we are, so why not create a book that shares our story. Yukon First Nations culture deserves to be preserved and its necessary to be practiced if we want it to live onto future generations.