2-Spirit & Indigenous LGBTQIA+ Webinar: A Path Forward in Emergency Management & Response

Jun 4, 2024

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Happy Pride & Indigenous History Month!

We are thrilled to announce a special webinar celebrating and honouring the roles of 2-Spirited and other Indigenous LGBTQIA+ peoples in emergency management.

Event Title: The 2-Spirit & Indigenous LGBTQIA+ Webinar: A Path Forward in Emergency Management & Response
Date: June 10, 2024
Time: 2 P.M. PST
Location: Open to everyone via Zoom


Featured Speakers

Jessica Angel

Wagon Burners Cultural & Prescribed Fire Practitioner

Jessica Angel is an enrolled member of the Chinook Indian Nation from the mouth of the Columbia River. She has worked in prescribed and cultural fire for the last three years. She is a member of the all-Indigenous cultural burn crew the wagon burners. Her focus is to empower Indigenous women and trans people in reclaiming their cultural burn practices in a predominantly white, male and heterosexual field. She has been part of successful efforts to return fire to her own nation as well as several others in Washington state, after almost 200 years of colonial fire suppression. Today she lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley with her family.

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Attila Nelson

FNESS Cultural & Prescribed Fire Specialist

Attila Nelson is a Cultural and Prescribed Fire Specialist with FNESS. He is Indigenous from the Lil’wat Nation. His experience comes from a decade in the BC Wildfire Service where he spent the majority of his time on a unit crew working on the front lines of wildfires across the country. He hopes to bring his Indigenous background and operational wildfire experiences together in his current role with FNESS.

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Join Us

Let’s come together to learn, celebrate, and pave the way forward in emergency management with inclusivity and respect for diversity.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Please join us by clicking the button below.

Zoom Meeting ID: 844 7489 2566
Zoom Passcode: 329067

This webinar is supported by the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network.