Where the Rivers Meet YYC is a new program dedicated to serving the Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer community. What began as a Needs Assessment to identify the gaps in programming for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer youth has transformed into a free program aimed at creating community through various program offerings.
These include increasing visibility of Two-Spirit identities in Treaty 7, expanding knowledge of Two-Spirit identities through education, and finally increasing opportunities for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer individuals to connect with each other through in-person and virtual events. Upcoming events will be shared on Centre for Sexuality’s social media pages and the website.
If your organization is interested in training or education opportunities related to Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer inclusion, please contact us for more information.
For more information about this program, please contact Corey Bighorn.
Join us for Indigiqueeries!
Indigiqueeries is a cafe series for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer people to come together and share space and connection. We strive to build community and inspire creativity with every discussion. Join us to connect, share and discuss hot topics related to Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer identities and beyond.
Sessions take place on the third Monday of each month at Centre for Sexuality. Sign up on Eventbrite!
Edmonton Two-Spirit Society: Mission to re-establish and enhance our traditional roles and responsibilities as Two Spirit people in Indigenous communities while creating supportive environments within all societies for contemporary Two Spirit peoples. Also active on Facebook.
Where the Rivers Meet: An educational initiative through the fYrefly Institute in Schools. This program focuses on bringing culturally relevant teachings based on indigenous ways of knowledge. Where the Rivers meet first began in 2015 and was a project that grew out of the need to address systemic discrimination and create specialized programming catering to the lived realities of Two-Spirit, and LGBTQ+ Indigenous youth. Contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.
Sovereign Spirits: A grassroots organization created to support Two-Spirit & Indigiqueer Folx. Sovereign Spirits operates in Treaty 7, the home of the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Stoney Nakoda, the Tsuut’ina and the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3. Contact via email at email@example.com.
OutSaskatoon offers 2S resources and staff dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and inclusive education. Contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two-Spirit Manitoba: A community-based organization focused on helping Indigenous LGBTQ/Two-Spirit people improve their lives.
Native Youth Sexual Health Network: An organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
Two-Spirit Journal: Provides original content of news and current events to educate, build connectivity and to put a face and voice to the diverse & vibrant Two-Spirit community in the United States and Canada.
2 Spirits in Motion: Create, maintain, and strengthen a safe and supportive social environment for Two Spirit peoples to feel and be loved, to succeed, to become empowered to make their own decisions and to find and express their purpose in life.