Day 2

Sexuality Identity Space

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM MDT

Whether you identify as homosexual, bisexual, asexual, or anything in between or outside of this spectrum or are questioning, we welcome you to join the Sexuality Identity Space on Gather Town where you can meet new friends! We'll have games (e.x. Set, Codenames, Draw Battle, and more!) set up for anybody who wants to play as well as tables for those who just want to chat.

The first hour is open to everyone, whereas the second hour is reserved for those who identify with a specific queer sexual identity.

Ask a Queer Elder

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT

Join us for a session with Elder Edward Lavallee where you can ask your questions about Two-Spirit identity and get a glimpse into his life as an Elder. The event is open to those who identify as Indigenous, as well as allies who identify as non-Indigenous. This part of the event will continue until 5:30. 

The last 30 minutes of this event will be a dedicated identity space only for individuals who identify as Indigenous or Two-Spirit. This portion of the Event will be from 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM MDT. 

About Elder Ed

Edward Lavallee is a traditional Plains Nehiyaw (Cree) of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and has worked as co-editor of the Native People newspaper, published by the former Alberta Native Communication Society, now the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta.  He has studied Aboriginal history, spirituality and philosophy with elders during a five- year stint at the Indian Cultural College, now affiliated with the First Nations University of Saskatchewan. He has worked with Aboriginal organizations across Canada and for federal and provincial governments in various management positions.  Presently he volunteers as an Indigenous Advisor and Elder in Edmonton and sits on the Board of Directors of several Edmonton organizations.