This week on PanoptiVox, Cameron Kroetsch. Cameron is a member of the LGBTQ Advisory Committee in Hamilton, as well as the Pride Committee, and we had a in-depth conversation centring around the hate incidents that occurred at Pride this year and the responses. Of particular note is a conversation about the phone call and arrangements made with the Hamilton Police Service before Pride.
We are joined for episode one by poet and linguist Laura Kooji, who is a dear friend whose warm spirit and advice were much needed. We spoke at length about the power of language, the importance of not losing traditions for First Nations folks, and what it is to be Two Spirit and reclaim that path.