Wednesday January 30th - Friday February 2nd, 2024
Dechinta is excited to announce our upcoming multi-series event in Whitehorse - 'Of Land and Water - Celebrating Indigenous Sexualities, Genders and Ways of Being.' Please join us for three days of events that celebrate Indigenous sexualities, genders and ways of being. Events include facilitated conversation with sisseton-wahpeton oyate academic and scholar of indigenous sexualities, Dr. Kim Tallbear, plus drag performances by Dene/Metis creative, T’áncháy Redvers, and local Dene creative, Ames Val, and more!
DAY ONE: FIRESIDE CHAT WITH KIM TALLBEAR
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31, 2024 | 6:00-7:30PM | ELK'S LODGE
Dr. Kim Tallbear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) (she/her) is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. In the last decade, in addition to studying genomics and other scientific and technological disruptions and challenges to Indigenous lands, self-definitions, and governance, Dr. Tallbear has turned her attention to colonial disruptions to Indigenous sexual and kin relations. She has published and spoken widely on the role of compulsory marriage, monogamy, and heterosexuality in relation to private property in settler-colonialism in the US and Canada. In 2015, she co-founded the Edmonton-based sexy storytelling and cabaret show Tipi Confessions with co-producers Kristen Lindquist and Dr. Tracy Bear. Dr. Tallbear blogs and tweets as The Critical Polyamorist about indigenous, racial, and cultural politics related to open non-monogamy. She is a prairie loving, big sky woman. She lives south of the Arctic Circle, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
This event is facilitated by Dr. Lianne Charlie (Faculty at Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning) and Ames Val (Dene creative and performance artist)
PLEASE REGISTER HERE: https://airtable.com/appTiiLfG6ZhReC7Z/pagnVDwJws1gRUf6R/form
This event prioritizes the participation of QTBIPOC: Queer and/or Trans people who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and/or racialized. Unfilled seats will be opened to registrants from the general public
DAY TWO: KEYNOTE AND DRAG PERFORMANCES
DAY THREE: GENDER EXPRESSION AND EXPLORATION WORKSHOP
PRE-EVENT PUBLIC EDUCATION WEBINAR
We have compiled a list of resources to provide attendees with additional background and context to this topic. We encourage you to explore them prior to attending, they are linked at the bottom of the event page here. There will also be an online primer for this event hosted on zoom by Dr. Lianne Charlie, info about this webinar event will be available shortly on this same website page.