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Podcast: Disrupting Colonialism for Two-Spirit Health

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February 7, 2023: Harlan Pruden is Nehiyô/First Nations Cree and is our final guest on Season 1 of Mind the Disruption. Harlan is Two-Spirit and a dedicated disruptor of settler colonialism, homophobia, and transphobia with the goal of creating better tomorrows with and for Two-Spirit communities. Among the many hats he wears, Harlan is the co-founder of the Two-Spirit Dry Lab, a quantitative research group, and an Indigenous Knowledge Translation Lead at Chee Mamuk, an Indigenous Health Program at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. Listen to this episode to hear how Harlan found his purpose of creating affirming spaces for Two-Spirit people, and to explore how we as public health professionals can support decolonization in public health programs, policies, research, and systems from a place of humility.


  • By

    National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)

  • Published

    Sep 06, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • LGBTQIA2S+
    • Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Relations
    • Organizational Development
    • General Health and Wellness
  • Audience
    • Academics
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Funders
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
    • Government
    • Health Authorities
  • Category
    • Best Practices
    • Success Stories
    • First Nations/Aboriginal Communities
    • Policy, Planning, & Procedures
    • Organizational development


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