Members of the Two-Spirit Dry Lab live across Turtle Island, and the work of the Lab may at times be geographic/place-specific while at other times Canada-wide in scope. The Lab is committed to honoring and acknowledging the Peoples and lands, both Treaty and Non-Treaty territories, where we work.
We wish to further acknowledge the many generations of Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island, going back thousands of years, who have walked and continue to walk this land. Despite the attempted erasure of Indigenous laws, customs, and Peoples, by colonial invaders, Indigenous people persist and thrive. Our work is intended to hold up Indigenous Peoples, including their traditional and cultural beliefs and practices, while decolonizing the systems imposed on Indigenous Peoples.
Finally, we acknowledge that the Two-Spirit Dry Lab is constituted by Indigenous and settler-ally members, who work alongside one another, while holding distinct roles in the process of reconciliation. We work to borrow strengths of all members, using a Two(Spirit)-Eyed Seeing approach to research, seeking balance in methods, ways of knowing, research partnerships, and research actions.