Linda Murphy is a First Nation woman who envisions empathy, equity, and honest engagement as the normal way of doing business.
She obtained her B.Sc (Hons.) in Geological Sciences from the University of Manitoba in 2006 and her postsecondary education was supported by Hollow Water First Nation. She began work for the Province in 2006 as a field mapping geologist, then in 2010 collaborated with First Nations located in northern Manitoba on the development of Community Mapping Programs. In 2014 – 2017, she acted as the Indigenous Policy analyst for the Manitoba Mineral department. Linda attained her P.Geo designation with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) in 2015. She served on the EGM Council (2019-2021) and continues to volunteer on several EGM committees.
Linda transitioned to Community Engagement for the mineral exploration and mining industry in 2017 and in the past year, has formed her own company, Apiichitaa Inc. For a long time, Apiichitaa was on her bucket list.