Sedaadze' Renee Linton
Indigenous Knowledge Researcher
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Renee is a tribal member of Holikachuck which is now recognized as Grayling. She was born and raised in Fairbanks. Renee is the granddaughter of the late Wilbert Nicholas Sr and the late Harriet Nicholas and the daughter of Peggy Nicholas. Renee holds a bachelor's degree in social work with a minor in business from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Renee’s achievements include graduating from Inspire Leadership Academy in 2018, serving on the Fairbanks Native Association Board of Directors from 2021 to 2023, and being the Native American 40 under 40 Award Recipient with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development in 2022. She previously worked at the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation and as the Rural Economic Development Specialist at the Tanana Chiefs Conference.
Renee is passionate about creating positive community change by improving the quality of life and working towards the betterment of all people in Alaska. She has more than 13 years of experience in the social work field in prevention, intervention, strategic planning, business development, economic development, and grant management. She is a beader, an avid reader, a daughter, a sister, and an aunty. One of her favorite traditional values is humor. She enjoys being outside in nature during the summer months and being under the midnight sun.