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Cultural Reclamation and Creating Positive Space for Two-Spirit Persons


Andrew Caldwell, an Algonquin First Nation Two-Spirit employee with Employment and Social Development Canada, will explain their life's journey as a Two-Spirit person and shed light on this important but poorly understood topic.  

Andrew's search for truth and healing is a testament to the resilience of Two-Spirit individuals and Indigenous Peoples.

Topics covered:

  • Two-Spirit history and culture
  • European contact: Differing cultural values
  • Intergenerational impacts
  • Reclamation
  • The future
  • Creating positive space for Indigenous Two-Spirit and LGBTQ2+ Peoples.


Andrew Caldwell, Policy Officer, Economic and Social Development Canada


Nathalie Gagnon, Associate Director, Departmental Support and Research, Indigenous Learning

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