* This presentation was originally recorded in English. Closed captioning is available in both English and French.
Harlan Pruden (BC Centre for Disease Control), Jessy Dame (CBRC), and Travis Salway (Simon Fraser University) - The Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island have many cultural traditions that have often been misrepresented or suppressed by colonization. Many of these are significantly different perspectives especially when it comes to sex, gender and sexuality than those imported from western europe. One tradition that was nearly lost is what is broadly referred to as Two-Spirit. This session examines how to collect Two-Spirit data in a culturally safe and affirming way, so health research(ers) are given the opportunity to better promote rigorous science that considers biological sex and all genders (with a focus on Two-Spirit) in an effort to expand our collective understanding(s) of health within a diversity framework that considers how determinants such as ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, migration status, age and geography interact with sex and/or gender. By bringing these considerations into focus, we can better formulate health research, policies and programs that are relevant, respectful and mindful to Two-Spirit people and communities.