* This presentation was originally recorded in English. Closed captioning is available in both English and French.
With this workshop, we intend to highlight the importance of empathetic and holistic care, with an emphasis on spirituality. We acknowledge the importance of recognizing the diverse spectrum of ceremony, religion, and primary-held beliefs in Indigenous communities. We want to draw attention to the signiﬁcance of traditional queer roles in community, as well as the revitalization and recreation of these roles in a modern context. We consider the impacts of Indian Residential Schools (and more generally, colonization) in the historical disruption of these values. We at the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) strive to include voices that are commonly historically forgotten, and our goal is to continue to support the revitalization and reclamation of culture and hope for IRS Survivors and beyond.
Jeremy Jones, Wesley Scott (Indian Residential School Survivors Society)