Raven is a queer, Metis, 2spirit trans man originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 territory. He currently lives on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and Wsanec peoples. He is a social work student, beader, support worker, member of an Indigenous mens circle, and hide tanner. Raven comes to this work from his own lived experience of poverty, violence, addiction, and trauma, and over the years has sought out healing through many different avenues. He has found that in his own life, it has been connection to ceremony and land based practices that have created the most meaningful change. Raven is interested in working in community to share our collective knowledges and practises of trauma work and is particularly committed to working with other men to decolonize masculinity and connect to our roles and responsibilities as a path to healing and accountability.