Hello everyone, my name is Linda Maracle. I am Mohawk, Wolf clan from Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga) and have lived and worked my whole life providing services to my home Community of Kenhtè:ke. I come from a family of 10 siblings, and I have two children of my own, Lisa and Jason Maracle, and have five grandchildren.
I am the House Mother at Kontinenhanónhnha Tsi Tkahà:nayen – Kenhtè:ke Midwives Clinic. My work history is very extensive; I have been working as the Head Cook at the Tyendinaga Day Care for the past five years, providing nutritional meals and care for the children. I also worked for Mohawk Family Services for 13 years, as a Court & Family Service worker on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Prior to that, I was an Early Childhood Educator for 19 years providing services for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. I was an Educational Assistant at the Quinte Mohawk School for two years, and also provided services as a Day Camp Supervisor for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
My educational background comprises of certification from Laurentian University in Sudbury, in the Aboriginal Educational Assistant Program, from Loyalist College in Belleville in conjunction with FNTI, in the Social Services Worker Program. I also completed the Early Child Education Program through Loyalist.
My whole life has been dedicated to supporting our Community, our Children and Families. I am very honoured and look forward to working with my co-workers, the new Mothers to be, and to start my new path as House Mother of Kontinenhanónhnha Tsi Tkahà:nayen.