Cree conference offers training for front-line workers to help 2-spirited youth – CBC

Eeyou-Eenou Invitational 2-Spirit Conference begins Thursday in Montreal

Mar 20, 2019

A Cree two-spirited advocate from northern Quebec wants front-line workers in First Nation communities to better understand the Indigenous LGBTQ2 youth living there.

Mathias (Maloose) Jolly is an author and one of the organizers of the Eeyou-Eenou Invitational 2-Spirit Conference running March 21-23 in Montreal.

This year, the conference is expanding to offer training for social workers, mental-health workers, student counsellors and court workers in First Nations communities — something that Jolly says is a real need.

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