Indigenous Perspectives Society

ALL MY RELATIONS: Support our Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ* Youth

ALL MY RELATIONS: Support our Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ* Youth

You are invited to participate in Indigenous Perspectives Society’s FREE workshop: ALL MY RELATIONS: Support our Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ* Youth.

  • Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Indigenous Perspectives Society, 644 Granderson Road, Langford, B.C.
  • RSVP: Although free, you must register, and spaces are limited! Registration: https://ipsregistration.ca (under “Training and Workshops”).

This is a 1 day training to come together as community and talk about the resilience and helpful supports of our Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ youth. This training is appropriate for youth, families, and workers who wish to deepen existing knowledge, learn more about ways to be inclusive and access to supports. This day will be facilitated by Artemis Fire and include a panel that includes sharing from youth, a community support worker, and a Two Spirit elder.

This workshop is FREE (with limited seating) thanks to the support and collaboration with the Canada Post Foundation and the Victoria Pride Society. Follow the Facebook event page for updates, workshop summary and accessibility information. We hope to see you there!

THIS TERRITORY
The southern tip of Vancouver Island (including Victoria and Langford), the San Juan, and the Gulf Islands are the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Lekwungen) peoples. Where Indigenous Perspectives Society is located was an area rich with resources shared with the neighbouring relations of Schian’exw (Beecher Bay), Ts’ouke (Sooke), Elwa Klallam and Makah.

Lkwungen means “Place to smoke herring”, Lkwung means “to smoke herring” and Lkwungen’athun refers to the language of the land. Lkwungen traditionally and still to-date unites the Esquimalt and Songhees peoples as one family.

We acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People, also known as the Songhees, Esquimalt, and Beecher Bay First Nations communities, for allowing us to live, work and play on their lands. We also give thanks to the ancestors, supernatural ones, hereditary leaders and matriarchs, creatures big and small for looking after the rich resources and cultural teachings of this beautiful land.

ACCESSIBILITY

The IPS training room is located on the ground floor with a double door entrance. On this floor there is 1 multiple stalled washroom and one gender neutral, wheelchair accessible washroom.

IPS promotes a scent-free environment.