Indigenous Resources

Linda R. Crockett

Linda has been a professional social worker for over 26 years. As a witness and target of Workplace Bullying (including mobbing) in her own profession, her career is dedicated to development of a Centre which provides education, intervention, prevention, and recovery services for anyone affected by behaviours of bullying. Linda offers a holistic perspective to addressing the diverse, multi-layered, complex phenomenon of bullying.

She completed her Masters of Social Work Degree with a speciality in this area and later completed additional training at the Workplace Bullying Institute with Dr. Gary Namie. In August of 2015 Linda completed the Inaugural Summer School: Formulating Evidence Based Treatment for Targets of Bullying which was hosted by the International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment. Researchers and therapists from around the world shared their work with 24 helping professionals. This included assessment, diagnosis and treatment frameworks for treating people traumatized by bullying and harassment.

Linda has created a service in Edmonton Alberta to support healthy changes and increase health and safety for all communities within and outside of Alberta.

As a presenter, Linda has facilitated workshops to social workers, teachers, youth justice volunteers, the Edmonton Support Network, First Nation and Métis Communities, teens entering the workplace, domestic violence survivors preparing for the workplace, and more.

As a therapist, Linda offers a safe and confidential space for clients to feel heard and validated. Clients need to process their story and experience support during a difficult decision making period. Linda supports her clients with brainstorming solutions and options while treating symptoms that may vary from e.g. anxiety, fear, confusion, and the effects of isolation or ostracism. Many of Linda’s clients find themselves struggling with the complexity of navigating numerous systems e.g. insurance companies, medical teams, unions, and human resources. Linda is skilled and thorough when identifying gaps within these organizations, she offers support and individualized recommendations.

Contact Linda R. Crockett

Phone: 780-965-7480

Email: abullyrc@gmail.com

Angela Sarsons

Angie’s purpose is reflected in her Indigenous name “Wind that Helps Eagles Fly”.  Her mission in life is to transmit knowledge in the area of lateral kindness and to assist organizations and communities to honor the core values of love, respect and open communication.

As a Crown-ward from the ages of 5-16, Angie developed resiliency and a holistic ‘medicine bundle’ that has not only allowed her to transcend the odds stacked against her but to truly thrive and impact others in a positive way.

Angie obtained her Masters in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University and is known for her expertise in facilitation and capacity development.

She expresses a genuine passion for Indigenous cultures and world views and firmly believes that Indigenous wisdom such as the Medicine Wheel and the Seven Sacred Grandfather Teachings can heal the world.

She is committed to helping others hone in on their unique strengths and abilities so that they may in turn serve others.

Angie Specializes In:

  • Lateral Kindness in the Workplace
  • Leadership Capacity Development
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Team Building using the DiSK
  • Trust Building
  • Communication Skills
  • Self-awareness and Self-empowerment
  • Life Coaching
  • Executive Coaching

Contact Angela Sarsons

Phone: 250-287-0767

Email: AngieSarsons@gmail.com

Shirley Kine Ketterer

Shirley possesses a Masters’ Degree in Social Work (Leadership) from the University of Calgary and has been utilizing her love of complexity theory ever since.    Her undergraduate degree in Social Work was in Aboriginal, Northern, Remote Communities.    She has been working with Aboriginal Groups since early 2000 and has worked with Stoney Nakoda Sioux, Secwepmec Nations and various Cree Nations.  She wrote her thesis “Mending the Sacred Hoop” in 2008 suggesting various strategies for complex communities to move forward in Economic Development.   She received her Professionally Advanced Native Development Officer status with CANDO in 2009.

Along with her love of complex systems, Shirley has pursued various certifications such as Governance, Conflict in the Workplace, Greatness in Action Energetic Profiles, Victim Services Advocate, FOIPP, Mental Health First Aide, Beyond the Hurt – Anti-Bullying and Anti Harassment Training – Red Cross.     She is currently working on her Conflict Resolution Certificate with Mount Royal College.  New to her list of accomplishments is a very recent appointment to the University of Calgary Senate. 

She is eager to share her knowledge with Aboriginal Communities in the attempt resolve conflict and assist the communities in moving forward.

Patrick Buffalo

Patrick is from Maskwacis Territory. He has served on Samson Cree Nation council for 9 years. He is a Master in complementary therapies and Mind Management.  His focus has been on Community wellness and healing for close to 30 years. He believes that the lack of accountability is the direct cause of many issues challenging First Nations. There is a vacuum that exists in the systems operating on the First Nations. That vacuum is what needs to be addressed.

Contact Patrick Buffalo