Edmonton 2 Spirit Society

E2S - Edmonton 2 Spirit Society
#202, 10132 105 Street Nw
Edmonton, AB T5J1C9
Phone 5873859673

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Edmonton 2 Spirit Society (E2S) is a non-profit organization based in the traditional lands of amiskwacîwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ on Turtle Island, colonially known as Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. On April 5, 2018, the Edmonton 2 Spirit Society (E2S) was officially incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act as a non-profit organization and has since grown to be a federally incorporated charity under Canada's Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

According to the oral history of local Indigenous peoples, there has existed 2Spirit (2S) People in Edmonton since its foundation in 1795 and certainly long before. 2Spirit peoples have been a part of the Nehiyaw (Cree) community for generations before colonization, and it stands to reason that 2Spirit people would have the same continuity as other Indigenous people in the area. However, it wasn't until the 21st century that 2Spirit-oriented groups were founded in Edmonton .

The main focus for E2S is to:

  • Provide social, health, and/or cultural programs and services primarily for our 2Spirit, IndigiQueer and/or Indigenous LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Foster networking, knowledge exchange, training and mentoring between 2Spirit, IndigiQueer and/or LGBTQIA+ community members and leadership
  • Increase access to public services for Indigenous trans and non-binary people, gender non-conforming and gender diverse individuals
  • Provide a community gathering space and resources for 2Spirit, IndigiQueer and/or Indigenous LGBTQIA+ community members
  • Organize and promote 2Spirit, IndigiQueer and/or Indigenous LGBTQIA+ community celebrations
  • Create gender affirming spaces within ceremonial settings

E2S provides services and supports to all 2Spirit, IndigiQueer and/or Indigenous LGBTQIA+ community regardless of any other intersecting identity or circumstance.

Mission Statement

To re-establish and enhance our traditional roles and responsibilities as Two-Spirit people in Indigenous communities while creating supportive environments within all societies for contemporary Two-Spirit peoples.

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