Linklater carries his culture into 3-on-3 hoops clash in Saskatoon – StarPhoenix

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2017128 Views

July 14, 2017

Saskatoon’s Michael Linklater keeps his culture close at hand as he bounces around the globe.

The Saskatoon basketball player, who is from the Thunderchild First Nation, will do this weekend what he’s done his whole life — take his long, braided hair onto the basketball court, and attack the hoop.

Linklater — whose three-on-three basketball team is one of the world’s best as they head into this weekend’s FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters tournament in downtown Saskatoon — doesn’t cut his hair.

He’s the founder of Boys with Braids, which seeks to create awareness of the braid’s cultural significance to Indigenous men and boys.

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