On September 14, 2011 Litefoot performed on the Flathead Indian Reservation for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana. His performance at the Two Eagle River School had a great impact upon the students and staff. We would like to share the words of a student that was present that day to better encapsulate the influence that Litefoot had in making a positive difference in the lives of those gathered at his concert that day.
“What Litefoot’s Performance Meant to Me” by Josee Incashola
On September 14th, The Flathead Reservation and the staff and students of Two Eagle River School were graced with the presence of Litefoot.
Litefoot is a very inspirational speaker and passes along a lot of good messages through his music. I really enjoyed listening to him speak and pass along the things that he has learned and that he has experienced. He is proud of who he is, he is proud to be a Native American.
He has never let his fame and fortune get in the way of his culture. I am a proud member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation. He is against drug and alcohol use, which is a very big problem on this reservation. He also said to never give up. If you have a dream, you need to try your hardest to pursue that dream. That message really means a lot to me because I, myself, am an aspiring singer. Listening to him speak made me want to work harder towards pursing my dream, because I know in my heart that it can be done. He has opened my eyes and made me realize that I can make my dreams come true. No matter what anyone tells you, you are the only one that can make it happen. Never let anyone break you.
I have looked up to Litefoot since the first time I heard his music. I have wanted to meet him for years. He is the one who made me want to push towards my dream. I was glad I had the opportunity to meet that man who has inspired me. He made me realize that I should never give up on my dreams, and I thank him for that. As Litefoot has told me and many others, don’t let others live your life for you. You are the only one who can make the decisions and you are the only one who can live your life.