We Are All Treaty People

Lyndon J Linklater

Lyndon J Linklater is a traditional knowledge keeper and storyteller. He has an educational background in Indian Social Work, Indian Studies and some law.

He is a citizen of the Thunderchild First Nation (Plains Cree) in Treaty 6 and has roots in Couchiching First Nation (Fort Francis, Ontario) in Treaty 3.

Presently, Lyndon shares work with the Remai Modern Art Museum in Saskatoon as their Indigenous Relations Advisor providing advice to their board and staff and delivering cultural programming.

He has worked for the Office of the Treaty Commissioner as a Speakers’ Bureau member since he was appointed in 2000. Since that time, he has spoken to well over 50,000 people, delivering awareness and enlightenment on Treaty and First Nation worldview.

He is a powerful story teller that utilizes First Nation teachings that involve knowledge of ceremonies and mixes humor to deliver a poignant message.

Topics:

The Treaties: Treaty History, Treaty Relationship, Treaty Responsibilities, Spirit and Intent of Treaty

The Indian Act: History of the Indian Act, Negative Implications, Indian Residential Schools, Current Issues

Indigenous Culture: Worldview, Language Systems, Tribal/Nation Systems, Pre-Contact History, Colonial Decimation of Culture, Cultural Resilience

Positive Race Relations: Race Relations and Diversity, Multi-Cultural inclusivity

Treaty Implementation: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Principles of Reconciliation, Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, Resilience and Revitalization, Honoring Treaty Promises

*singer, drummer, storyteller, cultural resource

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