My Experience as an Indigenous Drag Queen with Chelazon Leroux
Decolonize YQR: My Experience as an Indigenous Drag Queen
Reconciliation Regina has partnered with the Regina Public Library to host the Decolonize YQR, a speaker workshop series that takes participants through a journey of self-reflection and will explore the history and impacts of colonization and ways we can decolonize our hearts, minds, and community.
Join us on May 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm to hear from Chelazon Leroux from Canada’s Drag Race as she talks about the Two-Spirit experience and what it’s like to be a drag queen on the Prairies.
The programming will be offered remotely through Zoom.
There is no cost to participate.
Registration Link: My Experience as an Indigenous Drag Queen | Reconciliation Regina
For more information visit: https://reconciliationregina.com/decolonize-yqr/
Chelazon Leroux from Canada’s Drag Race is Layten Byhette’s stage name. Chelazon (she/he/they) is a two-Spirit Dene First Nations Multidisciplinary Artist. Chelazon’s artistic pursuits include: Drag, stand-up comedy, and social media content creation.
Chelazon uses her Indigenous identity— as a status member of Buffalo River Dene Nation (Treaty 10) and family ties to Fond Du Lac First Nation (Treaty 8) —as the foundation for her creative works. Chelazon is best known for her Auntie persona and TikTok posts. Chelazon uses her social media influence to educate and entertain audiences worldwide.
Her goal is to utilize her responsibilities as a Two-Spirit multimedia artist to bring Two-Spirit’s historical role into the modern world.
To educate and entertain audiences worldwide on the experiences, stories, and beauty of Indigenous identity.