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​Part 1 Presenter

 

Roger Kuhn, PhD
Poarch Creek

Dr. Roger Kuhn is a Poarch Creek Two-Spirit Indigequeer soma-cultural sex therapist and sexuality educator. Roger’s work explores the concepts of decolonizing and unsettling sexuality and focuses on the way culture impacts and informs our bodily experiences. In addition to his work as a licensed psychotherapist, Roger is a faculty lecturer of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. He is a board member of the American Indian Cultural Center of San Francisco and a community organizer of the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit powwow. 

Part 2 Panelists

Will Bean (they/them)
Inupiaq, Aleut, Athabascan, and Yupik

Will is Inupiaq born in Utqiagvik and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. They are a political and Indigiqueer Activist who’s an Anchorage Community Organizer with Native Movement, Identity, Inc. board member, Choosing Our Roots community investor, & Alaska Poor Peoples’ Campaign board member. Will is a co-founder of Aurora Pride — a group providing a safe space for LGBT+ Alaska Natives & Native Americans. They believe strongly in decolonizing views on Gender & Sexuality and empowering BIPOC voices in the LGBTQ2S+ & environmental justice communities. They have a B.A in Liberal Studies with a minor in Business from Alaska Pacific University.

Coffee & Quaq Episode 3: LGBT in the Native Community
Jenny Irene Miller, Continuous Portrait Series
KNBA: Aurora Pride

Snowflake Calvert (she/her)
Yaqui/Raramuri/Chamula

Snowflake Calvert (Yaqui, Raramuri and Tzotzil Mayan heritage) is a Two-Spirit artist who serves as the President of QUIL - Queers United for Intersectional Liberation. She produces queer events throughout California and Oregon that allow her to curate a vehicle for political, social, and cultural activism through the artistry of her radical queerness. In addition, she is a professional dancer, teacher and entrepreneur. She was a member of The Haus of Towers, has worked with the BAAITS Powwow committee, teaches decolonization through movement workshops, is the former owner/director of The Dance Zone Studio, is hosting and participating in two-spirit talking circles.

"Seeds and Sequins" by Snowflake Calvert
Stance on Dance article by Snowflake
Dartmouth News
Seeds and Sequins

Nazbah Tom, MA, Somatic Practitioner (they/them)
Diné

Nazbah Tom (Diné) is a somatic practitioner. Their original training is in drama therapy which offered an experiential form of psychotherapy with individuals and groups. As a somatic practitioner they use a combination of conversation, breath work, gestural work, bodywork, and incorporating new somatic skills to support and guide individuals and groups through a process of embodied transformation.

Stories of Queer Diaspora 2014 watch on YouTube
www.nazbahtom.com
“Nameless,” Love After The End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction, Edited by Joshua Whitehead, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (she/her)
Kanaka Maoli

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, a kupa aina of Liliha-Puunui in the valley of Nuuanu in Kona Oahu, is a dedicated voice advocating for Kanaka worldview and perspective on a rage of kuleana that impact Kanaka in Hawaii. She continues to serve her people and community by being active in the areas of Hawaiian language and cultural advocacy, especially in her work (when not impacted by COVID19) working with Kanaka in the incarceration system, teaching and offering workshops within the community, and availing herself to a number of other issues such as malama iwi kupuna and her leadership of the Oahu Island Burial Council. She has taught in the community for the last 30 years and is also an emerging filmmaker, of which her current film project Kapaemahu is up for this yearʻs 2021 Oscar award for Best Animated Short film. She is also recipient of the Ellison Onizuka Educator of the Year Award and amongst President Barack Obamaʻs recipients for the Makers of Change Presidential award. She is active in both the Hawaiian and Tongan communities that reside in Hawaii and is fluent in both those and a few other Polynesian dialects.

https://kumuhina.com

Joseph Seia
Samoan

Joseph Seia is committed to ending the impacts of systemic racism through coalition building, centering anti-racism principles, and creating inter-generational leadership opportunities. Joseph is Fa’afafine – he is a fierce advocate for QTBIPOC communities. He works actively against the political erasure of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and will continue to provide soul labor in re-envisioning what it means for NHPI people to feel cultural belonging. Joseph currently co-chairs the National NHPI Policy Council, and also co-chairs the local Undoing Institutional Racism Collaborative in King County, WA. 

www.picawa.org

Moderator: Roger Kuhn, PhD
Poarch Creek

Dr. Roger Kuhn is a Poarch Creek Two-Spirit Indigequeer soma-cultural sex therapist and sexuality educator. Roger’s work explores the concepts of decolonizing and unsettling sexuality and focuses on the way culture impacts and informs our bodily experiences. In addition to his work as a licensed psychotherapist, Roger is a faculty lecturer of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. He is a board member of the American Indian Cultural Center of San Francisco and a community organizer of the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit powwow. 

www.rogerjkuhn.com

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