wâciye Candace Linklater nitišinihkâson nitohcîn môsoniyi ministik
ᐙᒋᔦ ᓂᑎᔑᓂᐦᑳᓱᓐ ᑳᓐᑖᔅ ᓕᒃᓓᑕᕐ ᒨᓴᓃ ᒥᓇᔅᑎᒃ ᓂᑐᐦᒌᓐ
Hello, my name is Candace Linklater and I am from Moose Factory Island
Introducing Candace Linklater: an inspiring figure in the realm of education and a leader in advocating for the rights of Indigenous children in schools. As a member from the Moose Cree First Nation on Treaty 9 territory, Candace is more than a descendant of a historical Chief and a Treaty 9 signatory; she's a contemporary trailblazer.
Currently a Ph.D. candidate, Candace's research focuses on creating safe and respectful spaces for Indigenous queer children in educational environments. With experience being an educator on her reservation, she firmly believes in the pivotal role of K-12 education in leading meaningful change between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Her approach goes beyond traditional teaching methods, encouraging educators to learn and unlearn colonial educational practices and urging a commitment to continuous change in pursuit of reconciliation.
Candace's influence extends to social media, where she educates and inspires nearly a million followers on Facebook under the moniker Relentless Indigenous Woman. The success of her online platform led her to establish Relentless Indigenous Woman Co., where she provides invaluable guidance to educators and educational leaders on their reconciliation journey. Her work is not just about imparting knowledge; it's about inspiring change within education and beyond.
Education & Expertise
- Ph.D. Candidate, Education
- Masters of Indigenous Education
- Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
- Early Childhood Education
Education and Change-Making Policy Development
Innovative Curriculum and Toolkit Creation
Lived Grassroots Experience in Her First Nation Community
Political Leadership and Advocacy Experience
Facilitation of Transformative Learning Experiences for All Ages