CBRC has worked to centre Indigenous voices at the Summit, the CBRC's annual knowledge exchange and capacity building conference on GBT2Q health.
This year’s Summit 2020 conference begins with an opening Truth & Reconciliation plenary on Wednesday, November 4. Panelists Bill White (Coast Salish Elder), Florence James (Coast Salish Elder), Rocky James and Jessy Dame will give updates on the organization’s progress toward building a Two-Spirit Longhouse, including the launch of an exciting new Oral Histories project. This session will be followed by a special plenary panel on Promoting Two-Spirit Health and Wellbeing: A Conversation with Two-Spirit Youth Leaders, featuring Tunchai Redvers (We Matter) and Marie Laing (Native Youth Sexual Health Network) in conversation with Jeffrey Ansloos (University of Toronto).
You can also view previous Summit videos, which explore Two-Spirit and Indigenous queer and trans health and wellbeing.
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).