Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Reimer is an artist of Métis ancestry (Montana/Alberta), and is currently exploring painting with acrylics and watercolour. She also performs in storytelling and song circles. She is heavily influenced by her lifetime commitment to Indigenous community, rights, and advocacy. She has lived and worked in St. John’s, Newfoundland since 2012 and focuses on anti-violence and mental wellness work through First Light: St. John’s Friendship Centre, specifically regarding Missing/Murdered Indigenous Women, Indian Residential School Survivors, and their families.
Reimer has lived/worked with Makah Nation, Quileute Nation, Lower Elwha S’Klallam Nation, Mohawk Nation, and many others. She is culturally adopted as a strong Mountain Maidu woman. Her two children are enrolled (“status”) members of the Makah Nation.
Linda was born in Kingwell, Placentia Bay and resettled to Arnold’s Cove in the mid 60’s. As a teenager she had a keen interest in learning songs, particularly traditional ballads, and she recorded many of the older folks from a number of Placentia Bay communities singing in the traditional unaccompanied style. Linda also has a keen interest in the country and western songs which she learned from the radio stations being broadcast during her youth. Currently living in St. John’s she continues to sing these songs at Folk festivals and Song Circles as well as at informal