With Raven Davis, Barb Blind and Albert McLeod
Please join us for a public discussion on the role for 2 Spirit, trans, and gender non-conforming Individuals within Indigenous communities and ceremony viewed through the lens of art, activism, and tradition.
Raven Davis is an Indigenous, mixed race, 2-Spirit multidisciplinary artist, curator and activist from the Anishinaabek Nation in Manitoba. Born and raised in Tkaronto (Toronto) and currently splitting time working between K’jipuktuk (Halifax) and Tkaronto. Raven blends narratives of colonization, race, gender, erotica, their 2-Spirit identity and the Anishinaabemowin language and culture into a variety of contemporary art forms. Raven is also a proud parent to 3 sons.
Albert McLeod is a Status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the Metis community of Norway House in northern Manitoba. He has over twenty years of experience as a human rights activist and is one of the directors of the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba. Albert lives in Winnipeg, where he works as a consultant specializing in HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal peoples, Aboriginal cultural reclamation, decolonization, and cross-cultural training. www.albertmcleod.com
Barbara Blind is an Anishinaabe Kwe from George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan, currently living in Brandon, MB. She is the knowledge keeper of Ishkabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg, Brandon University's Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art.