Decolonizing Research: Collecting Two-Spirit Data in Culturally Affirming Way

February 22, 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Seminar Title: Decolonizing Research: Collecting Two-Spirit Data in Culturally Affirming Way

Presenter: Harlan Pruden, Indigenous Knowledge Translation Lead, 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 Indigenous Knowledge Translation Lead 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: . Harlan is also the Managing Editor of the 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.

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First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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