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Michael Linklater

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Sohkisiwin Solutions
Campaign Boys with Braids

    Michael Linklater is a Cree father from Thunderchild First Nation. He won the first ever National Championship for both the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Rattlers. He played for the Canadian National team at the FIBA 3X3 World Cup. Michael is the Recipient of numerous awards which include; Inductee into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and the North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal, Indspire Laureate, the National Tom Longboat Award, Canadian Sport Award for Inclusion, and the Saskatchewan CBC Future 40 under 40.  He is the Founder of the International Campaign Boys with Braids. Michael was invited by Dr. Jill Biden to attend the first ever Reception at the White House that celebrated Native American Heritage month.   Michael is the co-founder of Sohkisiwin Solutions, where he helps to bridge the gap between non-Indigenous and Indigenous groups.   He is Co-chair of the Early Learning Equal Start Campaign, which aims to raise $20M for early childhood education. He also serves as a member of the Canada Basketball Hall of Fame selection committee, Toronto Raptors Indigenous advisory circle, also served on the FIBA 3X3 Commission. Michael is a professional speaker with over 24 years of experience.