LGBTQ+2S Conference

The LGBTQ+2S Conference has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 health threat.

We are sorry for any inconvenience; however, because we value your health above all else, we have decided that it is best to postpone the training.
If you booked a hotel room at LRCR, please note that you are responsible to cancel your reservation if you will no longer need it.
As we plan to reschedule once there is no longer a public health concern, those who have previously registered will be contacted when the new date is available, and will have the first opportunity to attend. Those on the waiting list will be offered the next seating, and any remaining seats will then be made available.
We appreciate your interest, and we look forward to bringing you the advocacy training at a future date!

Free Two-Day Conference:

 

Victim Advocacy

in the

LGBTQ+

and

Two-Spirit
Community

Target Audience:

Tribal Leaders
Victim Service Providers
Law Enforcement
Court Personnel
Human Service Providers
Social Service Providers
School Personnel
Medical Professionals
Child Welfare Staff
Other Interested Persons

When:
April 6th & 7th, 2020

Time:
8 am – 5 pm with registration from 7 am – 8 am

Where:
Little River Casino Resort Conference Center

Registration Information:
You may attend one or both days. Register before March 27th using the button below.

Why Attend:
Our goal is for attendees to walk away with an understanding of concerns that LGBTQ+2S victims face. This training will also help service providers become AWESOME ALLIES by learning to recognize their own internal biases or actions that imply the existence of a bias.

Out of town attendees are welcome to stay at the Little River Casino Resort Hotel.

If you would like to book a room, please refer to the following block name when making your reservation:
LRBOI LGBTQ+/Two Spirit Comm. Info

Thirty rooms are available at a rate of  $79.00 + tax/fees per night (April 5th – 7th). Don’t miss out, book your room now!

If you have questions, or need further information, please contact the VSP staff at 231-398-6719,
or email them at victimservices@lrboi-nsn.gov.
The Victim Advocacy in the LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit Community training is paid for
by a DOJ OVW Tribal Government Program Purpose Area 5 grant.

Presenter Bios

Lenny Hayes, MA

Presenter

Is an enrolled citizen of the Sisseston Wahpeton-Oyate of the northeast corner of South Dakota. Lenny is also owner and operator of Tate Topa Consulting, LLC. He has extensive training in mental and chemical health issues that impact the Two-Spirit/LGBTQ community. Lenny has always worked within the Native American community which includes the American Indian Family Center, St. Paul, MN, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and was a consultant/therapist with the Little Earth of United Tribes, Minneapolis, MN. He is currently in private practice specializing in Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ issues with adults and youth. Lenny was most recently selected to be a technical assistant/consultant with the Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, D.C. He also recently accepted a position as a consultant with SAMSHA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance. His lived experience and training have made him a sought after workshop presenter on Native American Historical and Intergenerational Trauma and how it impacts the Native American community as well as the Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ individual and community. Lenny has traveled nationally training on Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ issues.

Lenny also co-facilitated Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ Support Group with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center in which participants are able to discuss mental health issues that impacts this population.
Lenny is involved with several local LGBTQ organizations and is former Chairman of the Board of the MN Two-Spirit Society. As Chairman of the Board of the MN Two-Spirit Society he helped and assisted Native organizations in developing policies in the protection, safety, and non-discrimination of Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Lenny is a Board member to the First Nations Repatriation Institute, an Advisory Committee Member with the Capacity Building Center for Tribes, LGBTQ Advisory Co-Chair Council Member for the Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition, Advisory Council Member for The National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability, and Permanency for LGBTQ and Two-Spirit Children and Youth in Foster Care, committee member for ACE-DV Leadership Forum with the National Resource Center for Domestic Violence, and a former Council Member for the MN HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Council and Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ Advisory Committee Member for the Center for Native American Youth, Washington, D.C.,. Lenny was recently selected to be a recipient of the 2018 Bonnie Heavy Runner Advocacy Award at the 16th National Indian Nations Conference “Justice for Victims of Crime.”

Mattee Jim

Presenter

Mattee Jim is of the Zuni People Clan and born for the Towering House people clan, this is how she identifies as a Dineh (Navajo).

Mattee has been active in the HIV Prevention field for the past 20 years and has presented at several conferences such as the International AIDS Conference 2012, United States Conference on AIDS, the National HIV Prevention Conference, and many more to list. Mattee has also been doing Transgender Advocacy since the late 1990's and has done it on the local, state and national level.

Mattee currently is employed with First Nations Community Health Source as a Supervisor for HIV Prevention within the State of New Mexico. She is also a decision making member and Community Co-Chair for the New Mexico Community Planning and Action Group which addresses HIV Prevention within the state of New Mexico, Emiratis status Board Member for Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, Planning Committee Member for Circle of Harmony, Native LGBTQ2S Advisory Council Member for Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition, Transgender Advocate, Trainer, Consultant, and Extraordinary Person.

Mattee's been a Blessed one since she started her sobriety several years ago.

Monique Mousseau

Presenter

My Lakota name is Cunupa Omani Wi Monique “Muffie” Mousseau. I’m a member of the Oglala Lakota oyate. I’m alcohol and drug free and been in a relationship for 14 years, married 4 years to my beautiful wife, Felipa De Leon.

I am a True Rez’er and able to be an urban native.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Education, Associate Arts and Science degree in Natural Resources Management, Pre-engineering. 36 years in workforce, 2 years School Resource Officer and 2001 to 2009 IPA Certified Police Officer. Knowledgeable of Federal Laws which govern Native American Reservations. Competed in all sports, traveled throughout the western United States.

Advocate: child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, Native American Rights, Minority Discrimination, MMIWM, Native American LGBTQ2S. Promotes culture, education and equality beliefs. Involved in community concept of pro-active teachings for the next generations. Strong in the belief of Mitakuye Oyasin, Mother Earth, all connections.

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