Friday, January 24, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dr. James Makokis is a two-spirit physician from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, and winner of season 7 of The Amazing Race Canada. He practices family medicine and transgender care in Kehewin Cree Nation, where he incorporates Cree medicine, language and ceremony into his work as part of a healthy life. Dr. Makokis is an associate clinical professor at University of Alberta and is a recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement award.
Dr. Makokis married his husband Anthony Johnson during the 2017 Vancouver International Marathon, where they said "I do, at KM 32." Together they competed as “Team Ahkameyimok” in Season 7 of The Amazing Race Canada, and won, while bringing attention to several important messages including MMIWG, two spirit and transgender issues, “Water Is Life,” Treaty issues, and Indigenous languages.
Dr. Makokis and his husband are currently spearheading a fundraising campaign to build a healing lodge in Kehewin Cree Nation, where Dr. Makokis works.
Tickets are $12.50 and for available for purchase online. Students are free with valid student ID.
This event is sponsored by: Office of Student Affairs; the Trent Colleges; Out on Campus; Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Studies; First Peoples House of Learning; Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility; Trent Central Student Association; the T.E.W. Nind Endowment Fund; the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies.