Linda is a vibrant and ambitious woman with strength, confidence and a positive soul who wishes to inspire others
“It has indeed provided me with greater insight on how we are so privileged, as Eeyou/Eenou…”
“I am so grateful for the Nishiiyuu Life Skills Program. It has personally heightened all areas of my life. It also provided me with greater insight on how we are so privileged, as Eeyou/Eenou people. It is an honor that our Elders, as the wisdom keepers play a pivotal role in the development of this program and knowing that they want the future generations of Eeyou/Eenou Istchee to be grounded, be stronger and to truly know their identity as Eeyou/Eenou. I believe Nishiiyuu way will embark our Eeyou/Eenou to good health and a prosperous nation. I look forward to the pleasures of working with individuals by guiding them towards positive change and releasing their true potential. I want to empower many people to believe in themselves too and encourage them to be the best that they can be and achieve their BIG dreams. Meegwetch! to all our honorable ancestors, Elders and those that made this program a reality.” by Linda Shecapio, Mistissini, QC
Linda Shecapio is a proud, passionate and vibrant Cree woman of Eeyou Istchee and a member of the Cree Nation of Mistissini. Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carleton University with a major in Political Science and a concentration in Public Affairs & Policy Analysis. It is her passion to advance indigenous issues through sharing, educating, inspiring, and empowering clients and colleagues.
Upon graduation in 2006, Linda moved back to her community, Cree Nation of Mistissini where she gained employment as a Career Counselor for the Cree Human Resources Development for five years. Linda discovered her ability to undertake challenges gracefully and is skilled at motivating others to act on important issues. She is grateful for the knowledge she gained as a frontline worker and was guided by her compassion and ideals to empower her clientele. Through her employment and life experiences, Linda discovered her inclination to help others build on their strengths and believes that projecting a positive attitude, confidence and self-esteem empowers others.
Linda is a single mother of two wonderful boys (18 and 12 years old). Her desire to help understand, and move forward in the development of her community, reflects the traditional teachings she received from her family. She is one of five children who were raised in a close-knit family by parents and grandparents who maintain strong traditional Cree values and strong connection to the land.
Linda is energetic and ambitious woman with strength, confidence and a positive soul who wishes to inspire others. Linda has learned and developed through all her life experiences and believes that happiness is an individual choice and that positive thinking will result into positive outcomes. Although, life experiences can be at times unexpected, Linda is not only resilient in her nature but she also believes that she had a choice to advance confidently and trust the higher-power, God/Creator’s plan for her and be grateful every day. Linda leads a confident life filled with self-love, self-respect, and self-acceptance and truly believes that she has a purpose to reach out and encourage others in bringing out the best in themselves and to others. She encourages and advocates the core essence of Cree women are and their importance of being the instrumental, backbone, and foundation of all of Eeyou Istchee. Through Linda’s compassion and loving nature, she trusts that all life is beautiful and we are all good human beings that deserve to show our authentic and truthful selves to the world and we all deserve to succeed in every capacity possible.
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