Gifts for Two-Spirit Youth is a community-based initiative led by Two-Spirit Michif artist, Sheri Osden Nault, and supported by a fluctuating network of collaborators and volunteers. Started in 2020 in response to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the ongoing crises of suicide facing both queer and Indigenous youth, Gifts for Two Spirit Youth sends gift-bundles as offerings of joy, resilience and community care to 2S Youth in the late winter. Every year the project continues to evolve; cementing relationships with new supporters and collaborators, and reaching more youth.
For this symposium, Sheri, Marta Croll-Baehre, and Kay Nadjiwon will discuss the values, origins, and impetus behind the grassroots initiative Gifts for Two-Spirit Youth. The discussion will incorporate a hands-on workshop where participants are invited to assemble zines with messages of care that will be part of future gift bundles.
This workshop is open to all who are interested in supporting this initiative.
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