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Tracey Lindberg

Indigenous-Rights Activist, Professor of Law & Acclaimed Author of 'Birdie'

Tracey Lindberg is an award winning author, scholar and best-selling author.  She researches, teaches and writes in the areas of Indigenous Education, Indigenous laws and legal orders, Indigenous women and Indigenous inherent leadership and authorities.  

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Strength of Survivors
In this presentation, Tracey shares some of the themes presented in her acclaimed book Birdie. She encourages audiences to become better-acquainted with the histories and narratives of Indigenous communities, and emphasize the connections that bridge women across cultural identities.

Don’t Take No for an Answer
In this youth-focused presentation Tracey shares her path to her chosen career. It is one of overcoming unimaginable difficulties on the way to success. Tracey encourages students to focus on the things that bring them joy in school — in her case, words and storytelling. Her message all about ignoring the doubt and people telling you ‘no’ in order empower yourself to achieve great things.

Relationships & Reconciliation
In this presentation, Tracey discusses development and maintenance of healthy relationships and how that informs and impacts our understanding of territoriality, lawful responsibilities, challenges and possibilities of reconciliation.

Awards

2015
National Post | Best Book

2007
University of Ottawa | Governor General's Gold Medal

Summary Profile

Birdie, her first novel, was a national bestseller, a CBC Canada Reads finalist, a best book of the year, a finalist for an Alberta Literary Award and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and a longlisted selection of the International DUBLIN Literary Award. Lindberg  was named a CBC “Writers to Watch.”

An in demand speaker and lecturer, her intellectually stimulating and heartfelt teaching and speaking has been called among / the best many have ever heard.  She has been a much lauded and downloaded guest for her discussions on In Conversation with Shelagh Rogers and CBC Radio’s q and CBC’s Ideas Reconciliation Before Reconciliation.

Grounding her work in the strength and voice of Iskwewak / Cree women and thinking globally about Indigenous peoples as actors with agency, Tracey Lindberg speaks with triumphant thoughtfulness about ways and means of building better relationships, communities, institutions and Nations.

A citizen of the Kelly Lake Cree Nation who honours her Nehiyawak /Cree and Metis relations, Tracey considers herself to be next in a long line of argumentative Cree women.    

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