Author Archives: Matthew Ward

Reconciling Whom I Love with Where I Love

Filed under Activism, Campus, Decolonization, Queer Issues, Race and Racism   ·   February 10th, 2015   ·   0 comments

This piece originally appeared in the recent (and first ever) “Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots: An Outweek 2015 Zine.” Outweek is a series of events hosted annually by the Pride Collective at UBC. For “Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots,” they encouraged submissions that took intersectional approaches to queer identity. We encourage you to check out the zine […]

“Where there is a word, there’s a history”: Two-Spirited Community Organizer Harlan Pruden Comes to UBC

Filed under Campus, Decolonization, Queer Issues, Trans Issues   ·   January 14th, 2015   ·   1 comment

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, the Pride Collective at UBC hosted a fantastic presentation in Irving K. Barber, located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. Harlan Pruden who is First Nations Cree, spoke to themes of sex, gender, sexuality, and the complexities of Two-Spirit identities within Indigenous contexts, both historical and contemporary. […]

The New Year

Filed under Uncategorized   ·   January 10th, 2015   ·   0 comments

The Talon has been around for a few months now, and, as an editor, I want to provide some insight into the successes and challenges we’ve faced. The Talon launch party on September 23rd, 2014 was a great success, and made our case that UBC students are looking for a critical discourse on issues that […]

Meet the Editors: Matthew Ward

Filed under Campus, Decolonization, Queer Issues   ·   October 19th, 2014   ·   3 comments

My name is Matthew Ward and I am a 5th year queer Cree student from Driftpile First Nation. I am in the First Nations Studies Program and Political Science here at UBC. I left my home in Northern Alberta on the shores of Slave Lake to study theatre and music in Edmonton at the age […]