Winner of a 2018 Tom Longboat Award, Michael Linklater, himself a proud Nehiyaw (Cree) descending from the Thunderchild First Nation, located in Treaty 6 Territory, plays 3 on 3 basketball, a sport recently included into the Olympic games. Currently, Linklater is a part of Canada's efforts to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
When asked what winning the Tom Longboat award meant to him, Linklater said:
"It was an honour to be recognized with the Tom Longboat award. I am truly humbled by this recognition. Reading about Tom Longboat and his accomplishments shows how remarkable of a person he was. I would like to congratulate all the past recipients and nominees for their inspirational achievements."
To learn more about Michael Linklater, visit his personal website
Have a look at a profile of Linklater from the 2016 FIBA 3 on 3 Basketball World Tour: