Indigenous Worldview and Incorporating Kiikinomaagewin in our Learning Environment with Elder Ron Linklater
Indigenous Worldview and Incorporating Kiikinomaagewin in our Learning Environment
Elder Ron Linklater
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
12 -1 pm EST | VIA ZOOM
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Elder Ron Linklater retired in 2015 from the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba where he worked as a Prevention Education Consultant and provided training and skills development for people in the helping field. He has over 40 years work experience in the addictions field and continues to provide a unique set of knowledge,
skills and cultural worldview for people who will eventually work in Indigenous communities. Prior to working for the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, he held various positions within Health Canada such as the Ontario Regional Consultant for the National Native Alcohol Drug Abuse Program, Manager of Aboriginal Treatment Services for Ontario Region and Manitoba Regional Consultant for the National Native Alcohol Drug Abuse Program. Ron began his career working at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ontario as an Alcohol and Drug Counsellor for the Options for Youth out patient program and later became the Young Adult Treatment Program Coordinator. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lakehead University and has a Certificate in Native Counselling from Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology. Ron is the Chair of the Mikaaming Mino Pimatiziwin Healing Lodge located in Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. Ron lives in Thunder Bay and is from the Treaty #3 territory and a member of Couchiching First Nation located near Fort Francis, Ontario.