CBRC has worked to centre Indigenous voices at the Summit, CBRC’s annual knowledge exchange and capacity-building conference on queer and trans health.
In 2020, we also committed to creating a Two-Spirit Symposium to kick-off the conference. The Symposium has become a central part of Summit’s programming and made exclusively for Two-Spirit and queer and trans Indigenous folks. The goal of the two-day gathering is to provide an update on Two-Spirit work throughout Turtle Island and collectively create recommendations that may help guide further Two-Spirit resurgence.
Below you can view some previous Summit videos, which explore Two-Spirit and Indigenous queer and trans health and wellbeing.
Keynote: Let Me Speak
Presented by jaye simpson
Panel: Elders and Knowledge Keepers
Featuring: Albert McLeod, John R. Sylliboy, Marjorie Beaucage, Martin Morberg
Summit 2021: Truth and Reconciliation
Featuring Jeremy Jones, Martin Morberg, Jonathan Potskin, Rocky James and Jessy Dame
Panel: Promoting Two-Spirit Health and Wellbeing: A Conversation with Two-Spirit Youth Leaders
Featuring Tunchai Redvers and Marie Laing in conversation with Jeffrey Ansloos
Summit 2020 Opening: Resistance and Resilience through Culture: Building a Two-Spirit Longhouse
Presented by William White, Florence James, Rocky James, Jessy Dame
Keynote: Two-Spirit Rites of Passage
Presented by Dr. James Makokis
Summit 2019: Truth and Reconciliation
Presented by Florence James and Rocky James
Two-Spirit Reconciliation: Honouring the Truth; Reconciling for the Future
Presented by Harlan Pruden and Bear Smith
Reconciling Access to Traditional and other forms of Healthcare for Indigenous 2S/GBQ People
Presented by Harlan Pruden and Ryan Stillwagon
Summit 2017: Welcome and Rites of Passage
Presented by Florence James, William White, Rocky James
Summit 2016 Opening: Truth and Reconciliation
Presented by Florence James, Rocky James, Kevin Barlow, Keane Tate
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).