About Her

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

Her Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Education
  • Masters of Indigenous Education
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education

Her Experience

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