Jun
22
2023
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Virtual

Member Education Sessions: Two-Spirit & LGBTQIA+ Experiences

Event Description

Since time immemorial, many Indigenous cultures have acknowledged more than two genders and diversity of sexuality in their societies. While not all cultures celebrated this diversity, some Tribes held these individuals as sacred roles in their cultures and communities. However, European colonizers condemned any variance from a gender binary or heterosexual identity and used this as an additional reason to demonize Indigenous peoples. Today, the effects of this bias and hate continue to impact the health and safety of our Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQIA+ relatives. Our moderator, Stephine Poston(Pueblo of Sandia), and philanthropic changemakers, Erik Stegman (Carry the Kettle First Nation Nakoda), Lenny Hayes (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate), and Rebecca Nagle (Cherokee Nation), discuss how philanthropy can work differently to better support our Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQIA+ relatives.

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About Our Speakers

Speaker

Erik R. Stegman (Carry the Kettle First Nation - Nakoda) (he/him)

CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy

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Speaker

Lenny Hayes (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)

Co-Chair, SWIWC Two-Spirit & Native LGBTQ+ Advisory Council

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Speaker

Rebecca Nagle (Cherokee Nation) (she/her)

SWIWC Two-Spirit & Native LGBTQ+ Advisory Council

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Moderator

Stephine "Steph" Poston, M.A. (Pueblo of Sandia) (she/her)

President & CEO, Poston & Associates, LLC

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