Riel Dupuis-Rossi, (MA, MSW, RSW), is a Two-Spirit therapist of Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), Algonquin, and Italian descent. Riel grew up in their traditional territories, off reserve in Hamilton, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. Since 2011, Riel has been providing decolonising and culturally-centred trauma therapy to Indigenous individuals, couples, families, and groups in Vancouver, British Columbia, located in the unceded and occupied Homelands of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations. Riel has also designed and delivered educational training on Indigenous cultural safety and provided clinical consultation for allied healthcare staff working with Indigenous peoples within the healthcare system. Riel earned a Master of Educational Studies from McGill University and a Master of Social Work from California State University Los Angeles.
This session will focus on the specific impacts of colonization and attempted ongoing genocide for trans Indigenous and Two-Spirit people in our unceded and occupied Homelands. Participants will learn concrete analysis, strategies and skills to apply in their healthcare practices with Indigenous trans and Two-Spirit people.
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