What is Indigiqueeries?
Indigiqueries offers the chance for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer people to come together to share space on a range of topics. It exists as a sharing circle, a point of connection for those who experience intersectionality.
Indigiqueries is our way of creating a standard practice of holding space for others with humility, patience and good humour. We strive to build community and inspire transformation with each unique café discussion. It is our mission to mitigate harm by creating a safer space in which all participants feel brave to take part in what are sometimes hard conversations by shedding light on complicated topics. We invite people to share their thoughts in a way that is comfortable for them while respecting one another’s boundaries. Discussion topics have included coming out, urban displacement, family dynamics, sexual health, and so much more.
Why attend Indigiqueeries?
Indigiqueries is a chance for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer people to connect, build community and showcase our diversity. While Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer may be referred to as umbrella terms for queer Indigenous people, we know that isn’t always the case. Indigiqueries acknowledges the complexities of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer identities. It’s through connections like these that we recognize each participant’s unique thoughts and voices. It also provides opportunity for our participants to build on their communication skills, leading to increased awareness and self-esteem.
Who can participate in Indigiqueeries?
Anyone who identifies as Two-Spirit and/or Indigiqueer is welcome to attend. To maximize comfort for participants, this program is for Two-Spirit and queer Indigenous people only.