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NACHP Distinguished Lecture Series: Paths (Re)Membered Project, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

January 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Creating Affirming Healthcare Spaces for Two Spirit, Indigiqueer, and Transgender AI/AN Peoples: An Overview of Gender Diversity and Gender-Affirming Care in Indian Country.

This lecture will describe Two Spirit and gender diversity among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) peoples, as grounded in lived experience, collective knowledge-sharing, and qualitative research. Indigenous healthcare systems and structures will be described as they relate to: (1) cultivating affirming environments for AI/AN Two Spirit, Indigiqueer, transgender, and gender-diverse peoples, and (2) provisioning affirming care amid current sociopolitical landscapes in the United States. Finally, opportunities for additional learning and advocacy will be shared, with particular emphasis on the resources available at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s Paths (Re)Membered Project and Indian Country ECHO.