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LGBTQ2+ Pride Season and National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021


In support of the Clerk of the Privy Council's January 2021 Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service, Shared Services Canada and the Canada School of Public Service are hosting a panel discussion to commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit and others (LGBTQ2+) Pride Season.

Featuring two-spirit persons and LGBTQ2+ advocates and community members from across Canada, the panel will address the historical role of two-spirit persons among Indigenous Peoples and the reclamation of this identity against the legacy of colonialism in Canada.

Join the event to raise your awareness about the role of two-spirit and LGBTQ2+ Indigenous Peoples in a historical and ongoing storytelling context. Questions will be taken following the panel discussion.


  • Teddy Syrette, 2Spirit Anishnabe Storytelling and Advocacy, Batchewana First Nation
  • Dylan Jenkins, Senior Policy Analyst, Planning and Partnerships Directorate, Reconciliation Secretariat, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Elizabeth Diane Labelle, Executive Director and Regional Educational Consultant, First Nations Adult Education School Council
  • Diane Montreuil, Knowledge Keeper and Indigenous Advisor (Metis), Commission scolaire francophone de Viamonde


Jason Bett, Director General, Operations, Strategic Communications and Marketing Sector, Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Public Service Pride Champion

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