That's a good question.
When we talk about and work with indigenous groups, we describe it as “indigenizing queer” and “queering indigeneity”. It's a reciprocal relationship because there's lots of education within indigenous communities about trans, two-spirit people. There is lots of colonization that has really changed the way folks think about two-spirit people, and so we do lots of work on that front as well as ensuring that our queer communities are welcoming and intersectional.
It involves a lot of travel to northern communities—not just northern, but southern ones—and to different first nations around the province, and especially working with schools. As I said earlier, one of the greatest ways into a community is working with the school, working with classrooms, helping them, supporting them to create groups of GSAs. However, 90% of the youth who have been in Pride Home are indigenous, and those I have mentioned who have come from out of Saskatoon have all come from first nations around the province. From the narratives they share with us, their experience has been really difficult. They've not been able to access supports in their own communities.