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Mike Denny

Mike Denny

Educational Consultant

Michael (Mykel) Denny is a 2 spirit Education consultant from Eskasoni on Unamaki (“Cape Breton Island”) in beautiful Mikmawki. Mykel identifies with the pronouns Ne’km/They. Currently starting their 4th year as an undergraduate in the Bachelors of Sciences honours program majoring in Biology with a focus on Chemistry. They are the president of the Cape Breton University Pre-Med Society since April 2022. Mykel aspires to study Medicine after completing their studies on Unamaki. They are the acting Health and wellness coordinator with the Eskasoni Pride board since 2019. Mykel has been involved with the Wabanaki Two Spirit Alliance since 2012 and has been taking an active role in knowledge sharing and Mental health awareness. Along with their studies and work with the community Mykel also is the owner and operator of Mykel Denny Massage Therapy in Sydney Nova Scotia. Mykel began their journey as a massage therapist since 2014 and has had the pleasure of sharing their passion across Turtle Island working with Health Spas, rehabilitation clinics, and various multidisciplinary clinics. Their practice specializes in Clinical Massage Therapy, Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage Therapy and Thai massage and is dedicated to their focus and research on indigenous modalities of body work and medicine ceremonies. Alongside their practice Mykel also participates as an Ethics and disciplinary committee board member to the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia and is part of the Cogswell development advisory board with the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Room 203

Creating Safe Spaces for 2-Spirit Individuals

focusing on creating safe spaces for 2S as well as LGBTQA+ individuals, open discussion on main boundaries effecting educators with regards to creating safe spaces.

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Creating Safe Spaces for 2-Spirit Individuals

focusing on creating safe spaces for 2S as well as LGBTQA+ individuals, open discussion on main boundaries effecting educators with regards to creating safe spaces.