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Two-Spirit Teachings | Albert McLeod
April 14 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
**This virtual online event is free and welcome to all. To receive a link, email Niamh at firstname.lastname@example.org with “2-Spirit” in the subject line.
In these teachings, Elder Albert McLeod will explain traditional Indigenous concepts of gender, the sacredness of gender diversity and the impact of colonization on gender diversity.
Albert McLeod is a Status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the Métis community of Norway House in northern Manitoba. He has over 30 years of experience as a human rights activist and is one of the directors of the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba. McLeod began his Two-Spirit advocacy in Winnipeg in 1986 and became an HIV/AIDS activist in 1987. He was the director of the Manitoba Aboriginal AIDS Task Force from 1991 to 2001. In 2018, Mcleod received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Winnipeg and in 2019, a Champions of Mental Health Award from the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. albertmcleod.com