Building Bridges Together Towards Reconciliation and Healing

Event Location: Radisson Hotel, 288 Portage Avenue (March 13 & 14, 2018)

Our agenda at a glance!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


7am Pipe Ceremony Ambassador C
8am-8:50am Breakfast and Registration Foyer and Ambassador A
9:00am Opening Ceremony Ambassador A
9:30am Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

Unbundling Uncomfortable Conversations

Ambassador A
10:15am Health Break Foyer and Ambassador A
Exhibitors/Artisans Ambassador B
10:45am Sara Mainville

Indigenous Resurgence Through Law and Governance


Ambassador A
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Elders Panel Ambassador A
2:30pm Health Break Foyer
3:00pm-4:30pm Lyndon Linklater

Treaties from an Oral Perspective

7pm -9pm Youth Ambassador Michael Linklater

How Residential Schools and  60’s Scoop Impacted Me


Ambassador A



Wednesday, March 14, 2018


8am-8:50am Breakfast Foyer and Ambassador A
Exhibitors/Artisans Ambassador B
9:00am Opening Ceremony Ambassador A
9:15am-10:35am Coleen Rajotte

Moving Forward from the 60’s Scoop


Ambassador A
10:35am Health Break Foyer and Ambassador A
Exhibitors/Artisans Ambassador B
11:00am-12:15pm Elders Panel Ambassador A
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch Ambassador A
1:30pm-3:00pm Sandi Boucher

Reconciliation, Forgiveness, the Future, and Me

Ambassador A
3:15pm Closing Ceremony


With the Elders’ support and renowned keynote speakers’ expertise the conference theme Awareness Acceptance Action will incorporate the following goals:

Awareness: Provide a brief historical overview of the process and impacts of colonization.
Acceptance: Acknowledge the historical process that has had long-term effects on First Nations, individuals, families, and communities.
Action: Encourage the conference participants to implement personally and professionally the principles and Calls to Action as identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Owiiji’iwe Linklater Associates Inc.

Owiiji’iwe Linklater Associates Inc. is a First Nation Incorporation specializing in providing methodologies that will improve and build better relationships when working with all Nations. Services provided by Owiiji’iwe Linklater Associates Inc. include training, counselling, education, workshops, and retreats. We will work with governments, businesses, organizations, agencies, and individuals wanting to understand the impact of the historical processes and work toward implementing “best practices” while providing services to First Nations and other Indigenous populations.

We are a family striving to live “the good life” known as “minobimatisiwin” on a daily basis while addressing the negative impacts of colonization, residential schools, government policies, addictions, loss of identity, and other challenges. We have begun our healing journey from these historical traumas. Some of our individual healing journeys have included education, addiction treatment, twelve step programs, professional counselling, and most importantly learning and incorporating our cultural way of life.

The Linklater family dream envisions utilizing our diverse and extensive education, skills, and life experience to assist ourselves and others to live “the good life” known as “minobimatisiwin”. Our chosen path to making the dream a reality was the formation of Owiiji’iwe Linklater Associates Inc.

Professional and Cultural Experience

Services will be customized to the specific needs as identified by governments, businesses, organizations, agencies, and individuals. This list provides a sample of the numerous services we can provide.

Consultation, Counselling, Cultural Teachings, Motivational Speakers, Training Sessions, Workshops

  • Addictions
  • Board of Directors Training and Retreats
  • First Nation Awareness Teachings
  • Grief, Loss, and Healing
  • Harm Reduction
  • Historical Trauma
  • Staff Training and Retreats
  • Understanding the Treaties

Owiiji’iwe Linklater and Associates Inc. Partners: Ron Linklater, BA, President, Ruth Ann Linklater, M. Sc. RSW, Vice President, Gail Linklater, MSW, Secretary, Ida Linklater, Administration, Irene Linklater, BA, LLB Director, and Robert Tate, Elders’ Helper, Director


Ida Linklater, T: 807.271.0017

Ruth Ann Linklater, T: 780.916.7935





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