Uplifting the Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ Community through Indigenous Empowerment and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention

This presentation is an introductory webinar on how the cisgender and heterosexual community can be more supportive of the LGBTQ2S+ community and proactive in IPV prevention. This prevention will also highlight how Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is intimately and intricately connected to colonial violence against Indigenous Peoples. Charlie Amáyá Scott will also share their understanding of Indigenous feminism and how we, as Indigenous relatives, can be allies in preventing IPV against our LGBTQ2S+ relatives.

Speaker Bio: Charlie Amáyá Scott is a Diné (Navajo) scholar born and raised within the central part of the Navajo Nation. Charlie reflects, analyzes, and critiques what it means to be Queer, Trans, and Diné in the 21st century on their personal blog, dineaesthetics.com, while inspiring joy and justice to thousands on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. They are a doctoral student at the University of Denver with research interests in the intricacies and intimacies of settler colonialism, social media, and higher education.