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2 Spirit Youth Council

2SiMS Youth Council

The National 2Spirit / Indigiqueer Youth Council is run by and for youth ages 18-29* who identify with one or more of the following umbrella terms, '2Spirit’, ‘Indigiqueer’, or other gender, sexuality, gender identity/expression and 2SLGBTQIAA+ terminology.

Our current council is as follows

Chanelle Lajoie - Chair
Lydia Toorenburgh - Vice Chair
Owen Petit - Secretary
Naomi Bird
Adam Gauthier
Bean Fiddler
Martini Monkman
Ocean Memnook
Mallory Solomon

Adam - YC photo

Hello, my name is Adam Gauthier (he/him). On my maternal side I am Coast Salish from the Tla'amin Nation and on my paternal side I am Cree from Saulteau First Nation in Treaty 8 along with Métis lineage to Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. I'm a proud Two-Spirit person who embraces both sides as they both bring me teachings to understand both sides. I grew up on-reserve and this was very important for my development as a Two-Spirit person since being on the land taught me so much about life and creation. Being a Two-Spirit person, we are rooted in sacredness that gives us relations to be both masculine and feminine. As we walk on our journey, we pick up medicine and teachings to nurture our spirits as we ongoingly embody both sides.

Mallory - YC photo

Mallory nindizhinikaaz. Gohn Gazhed Mtigwakii Kwe nindigoo ojibwemong. Mushkoode bishike nindiodem.

Hello, my name is Mallory Solomon (she/they), my spirit name is Snow-Covered Forest Women. My clan is the Buffalo. I am from Constance Lake First Nation. I am 26 years old. My pronouns are she/they. I am an Oji-Cree person who identifies as Two-Spirit. I have a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology from Algoma University. I am currently working towards a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University. By continuing my education, I hope to bring back the much-needed services to the communities in Northern Ontario. I love traveling and spending time with friends. My passion is advocating for mental health and Indigenous youth.

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