Two-Spirit data collection: How can we challenge the history of erasure?

May 4, 2022 @ 12:00–1:00 pm



About the Talk

Using a decolonizing lens, Jessy Dame, RN, excavates Two-Spirit history to challenge the current state of Two-Spirit erasure, addressing how internal and systemic binaries are forced upon data collection and the research process.

About the Speaker

Jessy Dame is a very proud Two-Spirit, Métis and Registered Nurse. Jessy’s family is from Treaty 1 and 2 territory, known today as Winnipeg, and St. Rose-du-lac. Jessy has worked within neonatal/postnatal health; currently, he works with a queer sexual health clinic in downtown Vancouver and with the Indigenous Wellness Vancouver Coastal Health team as an Indigenous Sex and Gender lead. Within this position, Jessy is able to work with and for the Two-Spirit community to create resources and advocate for services.

About the Series

The Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity hosts a Spotlight Series on key topics critical to intersectional approaches to the advancement of gender equity and sexual health for all. Free and open to all members of the community, these educational webinars aim to bridge and create dialogue across policy, practice and research spheres.

This talk is hosted by CGSHE – UBC Medicine and co-sponsored by Vancouver Coastal Health Indigenous Health & UBC Indigenous Research Support Initiative.