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Two Spirit Justice Summit & Tribal Equity Toolkit 2.0 Release Party

Date: 10:00am - 8:00pm PST November 21, 2013 Location: Lewis & Clark, Albany 220 and Smith Hall

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Lewis & Clark, Albany 220 and Smith Hall

Two Spirit Justice Summit

At this roundtable summit, Two Spirit Leaders from around the Northwest will come together with allies to listen, learn, and articulate priorities for the growing movement for Two Spirit and LGBT Justice in Indian Country. The summit runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and includes lunch.

Role for Allies: We want to create a space where Two Spirit and LGBT Tribal People’s voices are lifted and given priority in a conversation to set priorities for needs and challenges. If you are an ally to Indian Country and LGBT rights and issues, you are most welcome to attend, listen, volunteer, and offer ideas. We need everyone!

Tribal Equity Toolkit 2.0 Release Party

From 5-8 p.m. summit participants along with allies from Lewis & Clark and the wider community, will celebrate the publication of the Tribal Equity Toolkit 2.0. This celebration includes dinner, a sparkling apple cider toast, and is open to the public with a suggested donation.

RSVP for the Summit and/or Celebration

If you will be joining us for either the summit, community celebration, or both, please click here to RSVP

Donations to Further this Work

Summit participant materials fee: Your $25 donation covers the costs associated with producing the Tribal Equity Toolkit and supports our continuing efforts.

Community donations welcome and needed! A $10 suggested donation for the release party supports the continuing efforts of the Tribal Equity Toolkit project. 

No one will be turned away for inability to pay. 

All proceeds go to benefit the Tribal Equity Toolkit Projects, please make checks payable to Western States Center. Donations can be brought to the event, or mailed in advance to:

Indigenous Ways of Knowing Project 
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd. MSC 85
Portland, OR 97219

Questions? Contact Se-ah-dom Edmo at or 503-768-6155.

Draft Summit Agenda

10: 00-10:45 a.m. Welcome and Getting to Know One Another

10:45-11:30 a.m. The Tribal Equity Toolkit and Tribal Leaders Interview Project

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Interview Respondents Panel 

12-12:45 p.m. Lunch (provided) 

12:45-12:55 p.m. Siletz Case Study: Tribal Governance for LGBT Justice: Building Internal Infrastructure

12:55-1:10 p.m. Lambda Legal

1:10-1:45 p.m. Tabletop Discussions & Debrief

1:45-2 p.m. Break

2-3 p.m. Panel: Indian Attorneys working for LGBT Equality

3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Prioritizing our Work—Visioning Exercise

3:45-4:15 p.m. Report Back 

4:15- 4:30 p.m. Synthesis of Our Day

4:30-5:00 p.m. Closing and Evaluation

5-8 p.m. Tribal Equity Toolkit 2.0 Publication Celebration

Thank you Supporters and Hosts!

Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program 

Western States Center

Basic Rights Oregon

National Safe Schools Coalition

Lambda Legal

Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement at Lewis & Clark

OUTLaw, Lewis & Clark’s LGBT Law Students Group

NALSA, Native American Law Students Association at Lewis & Clark

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