Michael Linklater has established himself as one of the Fiba 3x3 World’s top professional basketball players and is a Team Canada member. He is a proud Nehiyaw (Cree) descending from the Thunderchild First Nation, located in Treaty 6 Territory. He lead the University of Saskatchewan Huskie men’s basketball team to its first and only CanWest Conference Championship and CIS National Championship in 2010. He is the founder of the International Campaign “Boys with Braids”. He is a trained yoga instructor. He owns Prime Basketball Development which teaches players how to become champions on and off the court. He has won numerous awards, as an advocate for Indigenous youth and for his community involvement. To name a few; Indspire, 3x3 World Tour Most Spectacular Player, the Saskatchewan CBC future 40 under 40, the Chief of Police award for community service, and the Circle of Honour award. In the past eighteen years, Michael has delivered hundreds of keynotes addressed to tens of thousands of youth and adults across Canada and the USA. Most importantly, Michael is a proud father who understands the significance of his culture and passing it down to his children.