Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Final Day of the 2nd Annual She is Wise Conference in Toronto
Nationtalk speaks with Elder Mariea Linklater is Nehiyowskewe from Thunderchild First Nation, Saskatchewan and lives now in Saskatoon,. After 8 years in residential school, she went on to marry her husband of 59 years Walter Linklater, who passed away in 2018; in addition to raising their own 7 children, they fostered over 300 children, and 20 adopted grandchildren. Mariea received a Women of Distinction award in 2016. She supports many organizations and families, sharing the importance of traditional spirituality and ceremonies and helping women get their children out of the foster care system.
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