Ozhawa Anung Kwe/ Yellow Star Woman (Teddy Syrette): 2Spirit & LGBTQ+ Pride

Thursday, June 29, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
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Ozhawa Anung Kwe/ Yellow Star Woman (Teddy Syrette): 2Spirit & LGBTQ+ Pride

This presentation will engage with participants to explore what they know and what they think they know about 2Spirit and Queer-Trans Indigenous experiences and histories. Folks will also review some of the LGBTQ+ Pride history of Canada. Folks are encouraged to come with an open heart, mind and spirit. Topic warning: colonisation, racism, homophobia/transphobia, gender based violence, residential schools

This is a three-hour workshop, held in person at UWaterloo EXP 1689.

All are welcome!

To register, please visit https://www.ticketfi.com/event/5106/ozhawa-anung-kwe-teddy-syrette-2spirit-lgbtq-pride.

About the Facilitator

Ozhawa Anung Kwe/Yellow Star Woman (Teddy Syrette). Is from Rankin Reserve of Batchewana First Nation of the Anishnabek, and currently lives in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. They have a diploma in Social Service Work - Indigenous Specialisation from Sault College.

Teddy is a public speaker, event organiser, community developer, artist and drag queen. They were honoured with the title of 2Spirit International Warrior 2021-2022, by the International 2Spirit Organising committee of 2021. Teddy was recently awarded the Indigenous Professional of the Year Award by the Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce.

Since 2022, they have curated, organised and hosted several drag shows under the stage name Bette U. Wanna of Batchewana with Ever Sick Indigenous Performing Arts & Entertainment aka House of Ever Sick (Baawaating).