The Principal’s Office at Humber Lakeshore Campus, in partnership with the Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness Team, is excited to continue the Humber Wellness Talk Series.
For January 2021, we have partnered with Humber Indigenous Education and Engagement and Humber LGBTQ+ to present
- Dr. James Makokis, Canada’s Two-Spirit, Diversity, Indigenous Health, and First Nation Expert and,
- Anthony Johnson, LGBTQ2, Two-Spirit, and Diversity Expert.
After travelling across 6 provinces, 1 territory, and 14 cities, James Makokis (Cree) and Anthony Johnson (Navajo/Diné) are the first Indigenous, Two-Spirit couple to win The Amazing Race Canada.
In this talk, Representation Matters – Becoming Better Allies, James and Anthony will share their personal transformations, from their early years facing adversity around two-spirit and Indigenous identities to a lifetime of education, transforming them into leaders, activists, and role models. They will explore the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous health and wellness, tips for overcoming challenges and discrimination, and helpful strategies we can all use to build a culture of inclusivity in our lives, institutions, and classrooms.