Decolonization and Allyship: Indigenous Feminist Perspectives
RJ Jones is Saulteaux–Cree, originally from Saskatchewan and is currently living on Algonquin Territory in Ottawa, ON. They are a Two Spirit, Non-Binary and Queer multimedia artist, storyteller, facilitator and educator in the topics of decolonizing our approach to Gender and Sexuality.
They are an advocate for Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ Indigenous issues and work from a decolonial and intersectional lens. RJ is an experienced in public speaker and has been invited to give workshops and keynotes across Canada. RJ has been working in sexual health for the past year with The Native Youth Sexual Health Network as a Peer Mentor and formerly, Planned Parenthood Ottawa as a Community Developer. RJ’s passion for Two Spirit and Trans advocacy has lead them to serve as the Vice President of Kind Space and they are also a member of the Kanawayhitowin Youth Committee at the Ontario
Tawny Allison is Anishanaabe of Walpole Island Bkejewanong First Nation. She is also a 1L student at uOttawa. After high school, Tawny began her studies at the University of Guelph. Upon graduation, she moved to Toronto to work in the finance sector. Following that, she worked with several Indigenous organizations before attending law school. She currently lives in Ottawa with her soulmate - a 3-lb chihuahua puppy.