Shé:kon(Hello) my name is Paige Porter and I am a first generation beader. I am Haudenosaunee(people of the longhouse), I am Oneida from Six Nations Reserve and I am turtle clan. I started beading in November of 2019. My beads are very sacred to me and I feel very connected with them. My beads have taught me many things like, creativity, hard work, determination, patience and discipline. I will always be very thankful to have beading in my life and being able to share my gift with others. Nya:wéh(Thank you) for reading.