Talking Two-Spirit

Join us for an afternoon conversation of what is Two-Spirit and who is Two-Spirit from a pre-contact/traditional context and what is being done today to revitalize these time-honoured ways. Also addressed is how this discussion and work is different from the broader western LGBT/Queer framing. This conversation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion of distinguished Two-Spirit and Aboriginal artists and performers who will examine how their identity influences and intersects with their art, led by Harlan Pruden.

Panelists: Harlan Pruden, Byron Chief-Moon, Margo Kane, Richard Heikkilä-Sawan

Community Partner: Full Circle First Nations Performance

ASL Interpretation:
ASL interpretation has been booked for this event.

Substance-free event.

Scent Reduced:
This event is scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events.

Mobility Accessibility:
This event is fully wheelchair accessible.

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QAF takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in particular the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwəta? (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.