34th Annual International 2Spirit Gathering 2021
Hosted by: E2S
Location: Métis Crossing, Smoky Lake, AB
Dates: August 25th (evening) to August 29th (afternoon)
Dear community and membership,
We are excited to announce that our planning efforts for the ITSG21 are going well. As many know we have been elected by the International Council of 2 Spirit Societies (ICTSS) to host last year’s gathering which was moved to a very successful virtual program. This year however, things are starting to look better with the pandemic, and we are aiming for an in-person gathering at the Métis Crossing in Smoky Lake, Alberta. We have plans for a fully in-person event depending on safety and health implications, or a hybrid event. With a fully in-person event we are welcoming up to 100 individuals, children, youth, and families of 2 Spirits. For a hybrid event we are looking at 30 in-person at Métis Crossing will a fully virtualized program with presenters and ceremonialists in-person. Also, with hybrid we hope to secure funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage under their Anti-Racism and Community granting initiatives as well as other funding stakeholders and partners.
Delegates will receive travel, lodging, hospitality, workshops, ceremonies, gifts, activities, and games for all ages.
We invite you to have a look in total transparency at our funding request. Here is a link to the folder in which you can view the proposal application along with budget, funding partners, work plan and other logistical and administrative planning. Folder will be updated from time to time.
Watch our social media or website for update and registration opening in July 2021.
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