Indigenous Two Spirit Teachings

March 2, 2020

Elder Leonard Saddleback of Samson Cree Nation will lead Two Spirit teachings in the gathering space at kihêw waciston. Prior to contact with settlers, Indigenous people recognized Two Spirit people as leaders, healers and visionaries. They are respected as equal and vital to our communities for the special gifts they offer to society.

Colonization impacted the Two Spirit traditions and roles which affected generations of Two Spirit people suffering from multiple layers of discrimination. This ceremony is about restoring those teachings to ensure equality and safety for our Two Spirit people.

This event is part of Pride Week 2020, when MacEwan University celebrates the diversity of our students, faculty and staff and supports the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies.

kihêw waciston

Pride Week


Event Details

Date March 2, 2020
Start Time 4:00 p.m.
End Time 6:00 p.m.
Location Accessible via the second floor of the Robbins Health Learning Centre (east elevator or stairs down)
Room 9-115
kihêw waciston
11010 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Terri Suntjens
Contact Phone 780-497-5496
Contact Email
Event Website Visit Site