November 21st, 2019 – Indigenous Masculinity with the DUDES Club

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Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Videoconference OR internet webinar.

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About the Presenters:


Sandy Lambert – Elder External Liaison

Sandy is a member of the TALLCREE First Nation from Northern Alberta calls Vancouver home. He has many years of volunteering with non-profit organizations and NGOs, attending/planning/organizing HIV/AIDS conferences, and participating in research committees/projects provincially and nationally. These opportunities have attributed to healthy partnerships and supportive allies for the growth of DUDES Clubs off/on reserve, rural and remote. Sandy believes this is a good way to engage men and to educate in a safe environment on men’s health issues.


Tekatsi’tsaneken Everstz is a proud member of the Bear Clan – hailing from the Kanien’keha’ka Mohawk Nation Territory of Kahnawake. Grounded in the Haudenosaunee principle of reciprocity, mutuality, and interdependence, Everstz has dedicated himself exclusively to fostering capacity-building through asset-based community development practices. With over two decades of experience in facilitating youth engagement, adult-learning, and cross-cultural knowledge transfer; Everstz continues to create his pathway forward by adhering to the teachings encompassed within this idea of “Walking in Two Worlds and Occupying and the Third Space.” He advocates for new social innovation strategies and decolonizing methodological approaches that inspire others to use their inner voice and creative talents through cross-cultural and intercultural communications. Everstz recognizes the importance of respecting and honoring traditional protocols and practice; as the foundational elements to redefining leadership, governance, and definitive acts of reconciliation in its wake.



Frank Cohn Based in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada, Frank has more than 20 years experience in managing and evaluating Community Development, Social Impact, and Education Programs. He is currently the Executive Director of a Refugee Mental Health organization, VAST, and is Program Director of The DUDES Club: A Brotherhood for Men’s Health. Frank is sessional faculty in Social Work and Public Affairs at UBC, UNBC, Langara, Douglas, Native Education College, and NYU, Fordham, Rutgers, and Columbia Universities, and has provided guest lectures and Field Instruction at more than a dozen other universities. Frank conducts trainings for youth, educators, and managers, in 5 languages: French, Spanish, English, Mandarin Chinese, and Haitian Creole, and is functional in a few other languages. He has done leadership capacity building work with over 10,000 people in over 100 rural villages and urban neighborhoods in 22 countries in Latin America and Asia, and managed life-changing international travel exchanges for over 1000 youth. In 2007 Frank launched, and after 9 years as CEO, transitioned, Global Potential, an organization providing 5000 youth from low-income communities in five countries with transformational experiences and networks. Frank serves as a Consultant, Advisor, and Board Member for several non-profits. Frank has his BA in Literature and Philosophy from UBC, and his Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University.


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