Linnea Dick is a motivational speaker and creative writer from the Kwakwaka’wakw, Nisga’a and Tsimshian nations located on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. She became involved in Indigenous advocacy in 2013 with a conviction to create social change and help heal the injustices faced by Indigenous peoples. Through this work, she began to heal and recognize her purpose in life – to advocate for Indigenous youth, culture and sexual assault victims through public speaking. From 2015 – 2017 she worked closely with the University of British Columbia on several projects, including an exhibition and accompanying book, Lalakenis/All Directions: A Journey of Truth and Unity. In 2017, she collaborated with artist, Jeneen Frei Njootli, sharing poetry for her artist project “red rose and lidii,” published in C Magazine — a contemporary art magazine. Since then, she’s gone on to have two more published pieces, and is now working on her first book – a collection of poetry. Her late father, artist and activist Beau Dick was her greatest inspiration in life, and she attributes much of her success to him. Linnea continues to share her story through different avenues, and in her spare time enjoys writing, hiking, meditation and yoga. She chooses to live as her ancestors did: on the path of sobriety and with love for her community.
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