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  1. Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center • Address: 218 North Lee Street, Suite 321 Alexandria, VA 22314 • Phone: 301-257-2967 • Email: Points of Contact: • Lori King, M.Ed., P.M.P., SAMHSA Tribal TTA Center Project Co-Director: • Gloria Guillory, M.S.W., SAMHSA Tribal TTA Center Project Co-Director: • Maureen Madison, Ph.D., Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), SAMHSA: • Jon Dunbar-Cooper, M.A., C.P.P., Alternate COR, SAMHSA:
  2. Two-Spirit Tuesdays! Learning Community, Part 1 Panel: Parents of Indigenous Two-Spirit Youth
  3. Meet the Facilitator: Harlan Pruden • First Nations Cree • Ph.D. student, University of British Columbia • Managing Editor,Two-Spirit Journal • Co-founder and former director, NorthEast Two- Spirit Society • Two-Spirit consultant • Advisor, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDs
  4. Overview • Today you will hear from parents of Indigenous Two- Spirit, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQQ youth • Parents will share about personal experiences in their efforts to support their Two-Spirit children: – Struggles, challenges, successes, and triumphs with families, communities, and tribes – Insight and recommendations for how tribal communities, families, allies, and regional and national systems can improve and increase support for Two-Spirit citizens
  5. Welcome Our Guest Panelists
  6. Lucy Smartlowit-Briggs Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
  7. Robin Ann Steininger Mother of Nathen Steininger
  8. Tammy Valdez Sicangu Lakota
  9. The Paths We Have Walked • Share about yourself and your amazing child(ren). • What is your biggest accomplishment or success as a parent? • What is/are your biggest challenge(s) as a parent? – How have you handled these challenges? • Share about any experiences and interaction with your community and family.
  10. Soaring with the Eagles • In your journey with your child who is Two- Spirit, gender non-conforming, or LGBTQQ, what are some supports and resources that have assisted you and your family? – You might consider support in the realms of spiritual, family, community, health, education, advocacy, and service. • Do you have suggestions for improvement to these supports and resources?
  11. Sharing Our Strength What would you like to share with those listening today? – Parents of Two-Spirit children looking for inspiration and affirmation – Mental and behavioral health service providers – Tribal nations and tribal community members – Allies of the Two-Spirit and LGBTQQ populations – Policy makers: tribal, state, and federal
  12. Questions for Panelists?
  13. Thank You for Joining Us for Two-Spirit Tuesdays! • Would you like to highlight any Two-Spirit efforts or successes occurring in your community or tribe? – If so, please see Harlan’s contact information on the next slide. • Part 2: June 21, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern • Part 3: July 19, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern – Topics to be announced soon!
  14. Guest Panelists: Lucy Smartlowit-Briggs, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Robin Steininger, mother of Nathen Steininger Tammy Valdez, Sicangu Lakota Facilitator: Harlan Pruden, First Nations Cree, Managing Editor, Two-Spirit Journal Two-Spirit Tuesdays! Panel: Parents of Indigenous Two-Spirit Youth Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center Website: Email: We will be sending out a brief participant feedback questionnaire shortly after the webinar. We greatly appreciate any input you are willing to provide. Thank you for attending today!