Pride Lives Here, in the territory we know today as Northwestern Ontario, and has always lived here through the presence of two-spirit people.
To celebrate, educate our community, and gain new respect for two-spiritedness, Borderland Pride is planning an online panel discussion.
Our distinguished panel will include:
Levi Foy, a member of Couchiching First Nation, more popularly known as Prairie Sky. Levi has spent most of their life in Manitoba but Treaty 33 will always be home. Levi will moderate the panel discussion.
Ma-Nee Chacaby, a two-spirit author and elder who works with many young people across Canada. Ma-Nee was a Grand Marshal of the 2019 Montreal Pride parade.
Ashley Moreau, a two-spirit Métis citizen from Eagle River, in Treaty #3, who now lives on the territory of the Robinson-Superior Treaty.
Ivory Tuesday, a two-spirit from Couchiching First Nation. Ivory is an Indigenous artisan, knowledge and story holder and is a contract lecturer for the Indigenous Learning Department at Lakehead University.
Carrie “Bucko” Johnson, a member of Naicatchewenin First Nation. Bucko lives in Kenora and wants to help young people.
Greg Kelly, from the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation. Greg is proud to stand for the equality and inclusion of all LGBTQ2S people, like himself, in Anishinaabe culture and society. He hopes for youth resiliency and intercultural communication.
The discussion will be held on Zoom, but live-streamed to the Borderland Pride Facebook page, where viewers can ask questions in the comments section.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 from 6 to 7:30 PM Central Time (7 to 8:30 PM Eastern).
Questions can be directed to email@example.com or 807-861-3684.
Contact: Douglas W. Judson
Co-Chair, Borderland Pride