Coming In: Peer Allyship with Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQI* Youth
This new full day course has been developed for participants aged 14 to 28, whom are both allies and members of the 2SLGBTQI* community, to help deepen learning and strengthen connections. Coming In introduces participants to key concepts around the intergenerational effects of colonization and specific impacts to Two Spirit, Indigiqueer, and LGBTQ* folx. While inviting reflection on the realities of homophobia, transphobia, racism and bias, there is an emphasis on identifying and celebrating resilience, resurgence, and pride in identity. The course encourages self-reflection, meaningful discussions and offers relationship-building skills and strategies to support 2SLGBTQI* youth.
Coming In is a unique and exciting workshop that can be delivered in schools and workplaces. This training is also available, as a public offering, at our training location and virtually on Zoom.
Length: 6 hours
Key Learning Outcomes:
- Describe key terminology and concepts as identified by Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ* people
- Deepen appreciation of the traditions, resilience, and lived experiences of Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ* people
- Identify meaningful acts of 2SLGBTQ* allyship
‘Coming in’ is a counterpoint to the western queer concept of ‘coming out [of the closet], introduced by scholar Dr. Alex Wilson.
“In the narratives of two-spirit people, ‘coming in’ is not a declaration or an announcement. Rather, it is an affirmation of interdependent identity: [A Two Spirit person] comes to understand their relationship to and place and value in their own family, community, culture, history and present-day world.”
~Dr. Alex Wilson
2SLGBTQI* (Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Indigiqueer, * refers to all other beautiful beings in the extended family)
Indigenous Perspectives Society delivers training throughout British Columbia and across Canada. This training is provided to the public and is also offered privately, to interested groups of 10 or more participants. Public trainings are as advertised on the website and can be registered for online at any time. Please visit our Registration Page for more information.
If you are interested in a privately contracted delivery of any of our trainings, please contact Nicole Geary: Nicoleg@ipsociety.ca to inquire about our availability to deliver your desired training, your timeline as to when you would like the training and with any specific customization requests. IPS requires at least one month after contract signing for course preparation.
*Payments to IPS can be made by cheque, EFT, money order or by credit card online via PayPal. Tuition receipts are available on request. Please review our Refund Policy.