Two-Spirit Content At The Summit

Two-Spirit Content At The Summit

CBRC has worked to centre Indigenous voices at the Summit, the CBRC's annual knowledge exchange and capacity building conference on GBT2Q health.

The 2021 Summit will kick off with a Two-Spirit Summit Day on Wednesday, October 27. The day begins with a Truth and Reconciliation plenary panel which will provide an update on CBRC’s ongoing work to be more inclusive of and responsive to Indigenous communities. Through this year’s Elder and Knowledge Keeper panel, we acknowledge the many regions that CBRC reaches and bring awareness to some current work being done in the community. We will also hear from ur keynote speakers Jack Saddleback (Mamiskow: Finding a Way for Two-Spirit Resiliency) and jaye simpson (Let Me Speak: Providing Safe LGBTQ2+ Resources for Youth in and from Care). Once the morning sessions are completed, we will host a virtual Two-Spirit Gathering, which is “invitation only” — meaning that it is a space specifically for Two-Spirit and queer and trans Indigenous folks. Our goal of the gathering is to provide an update on current Two-Spirit work throughout Turtle Island and collectively create Two-Spirit recommendations that may help guide further Two-Spirit resurgence. Through this collective effort, we will then be able to create community shareables that will be given back to the Two-Spirit community after the event.

You can also view previous Summit videos, which explore Two-Spirit and Indigenous queer and trans health and wellbeing.

For Summit 2020, we sought GBT2Q artists and social media content creators to attend Summit and create a piece of content inspired by the session(s) they attended and what they’ve learned. You can see HERE the amazing work of:

  • Ladonna Cree (She/Her), a proud 2spirited Cree from Treaty 6 Montreal Lake First Nations in Saskatchewan.
  • Geordy Marshall, a Mi’kmaq community leader in Eskasoni.
  • Gabe Calderon (they/them), nihz-manidowag (2 spirit) Anishnaabe, L'nu and mixed white (French and Scottish).
Two-Spirit Content At The Summit
Two-Spirit Content At The Summit
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