Skylar is First Nations Omushkego Cree, two-spirit, and his family lineage comes from Treaty No.9 Attawapiskat First Nation. He has done advocacy and fieldwork in the sector of 2S & LGBTQQAI+ human rights, Indigenous rights, HIV/AIDS advocacy, counselling, Indigenous harm reduction frontlines, and event coordination both in the regional and national spheres.
Skylar has extensively presented on First Nations health, 2S & LGBTQQAI+ barriers to accessing healthcare, LGBTQQAI+ policies, restrictive and punitive drug policies, and Indigenous sovereignty from International and National contexts. He recently spoke at the United Nations (UN) level on the political declaration on HIV and restrictive and punitive drug policy, listing recommendations for including youth in policy decision-making. He holds an Indigenous Specialization Social Service Diploma and has experience working directly with First Nation, Inuit, and Metis communities across Canada.
His long-standing passion, spirit, advocacy, and lived experience as a Transgender (Two-Spirit) individual have brought him to integrate his frontline, national, regional, and international experience into the offered consulting services. He is finishing the final term of his bachelor's degree in Political Science and a minor in Anishinaabe studies.
Skylar has over seven years of experience training organizations, running workshops, facilitating mediation of dialogues, education training on 2SLGBTQQAI+ human rights, and First Nations advocacy.
Requests will only be accepted within his scope of practice. Skylar is connected with many gifted individuals across Canada. He can always potentially support connecting you with others to ensure maintaining best practices, protocols, and respect. Indigenous communities (referring to the international term), have distinct histories, cultural traditions, practices and knowledge-systems, therefore, services outside any scope will be referred to appropriate supports in these distinct areas. Individuals who consent for information to be shared, for referring or connecting for requests on distinct topics will be completed following confidentiality compliance and consent forms.