Our March speaker will be Dr. Linda Many Guns discussing Indigenous Cultural Behaviorism.
Dr. Linda Many Guns is a Blackfoot woman born on the Tsu Tina Nation, now registered at Siksika. She is a grandmother to five children. She grew up in Europe as an airforce brat. In her adult life sought out and now embraces the Blackfoot culture as the core of her identity. In early years she worked as a high steel construction worker, is a Red Seal Chef, a union leader for CUPE, ran in the provincial NDP elections for Red Deer South and owned two restaurants in Utah.
She earned 4 degrees: (BA Sociology; MA Sociology; LLB University of Ottawa and a PhD in Philosophy from Trent University. She was awarded the second-year sociology award her undergraduate degree. In law school, fellow students nominated her for the Karim Green Spon award for outstanding achievement. Her national projects include getting recognition for the Eagle Feather to swear oaths in the Courts of Canada. She also worked at the Indian Lands Claims Commission in Ottawa. She has been a professor teaching Indigenous law, Indigenous Health and Community development for over ten years, and supervises Phd Students and helped MA students in a variety of unique research studies.