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February 22, 2022
Seminar Title: Decolonizing Research: Collecting Two-Spirit Data in Culturally Affirming Way
Presenter: Harlan Pruden, Educator, Chee Mamuk, Indigenous Public Health Program, BC Center for Disease Control, Clinical Prevention Services
Harlan Pruden (nēhiyo/First Nations Cree Nation), works with and for the Two-Spirit community locally, nationally and internationally. Currently, Harlan is an Educator at Chee Mamuk, an Indigenous public health program at BC Centre for Disease Control, and is also a co-founder of the Two-Spirit Dry Lab (2SDL), North America’s first research group/lab that exclusively focuses on Two-Spirit people, communities and/or experiences. In 2020, the 2SDL received a grant through the CIHR Indigenous Gender and Wellness Initiative, exploring “Wellness in Two-Spirit Communities across Turtle Island: A Two-Eyed seeing approach to a gender-inclusive community-based 2S research network” For this award, he is a Co- Principal Investigator along with Dr. Travis Salway. Travis and I worked with the CIHR’s Institute for Gender and Health on their Meet the Methods Series: “What and who is Two-Spirit?” in Health Research: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/52214.html . Harlan is also the Managing Editor of the TwoSpiritJournal.com and an Advisory Member for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Gender and Health. Harlan serves on the Vancouver Public Library's board.