Writer, Speaker, Facilitator, Creator, Multidisciplinary Performer & Advocate
T’áncháy Redvers [they/them] is a Dene / Métis two-spirit social justice warrior, writer, creator, facilitator, and multidisciplinary performer/actor belonging to Deninu K’ue First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. With a BA in International Development Studies, Certificate in Civic Engagement & Global Citizenship, and a Master of Indigenous Social Work, they have been nationally and internationally recognized for their work and advocacy, featured in the likes of the Toronto Star, Buzzfeed, Globe and Mail, ETalk, TEDx, and more.
At the age of 21, T’áncháy and their brother founded We Matter, a national Indigenous-led campaign and non-profit dedicated to Indigenous youth support, hope, and life promotion. We Matter has become an international model for Indigenous youth life promotion efforts, garnering the Redvers siblings the Lawson Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Award and a Governor General’s Meritorious Service Decoration.
Their writing has been published in numerous creative, anthology and academic publications, and their debut book of poetry, Fireweed, was released in 2019 by Kegedonce Press. Most recently, T’áncháy has shifted to screenwriting, and has story edited for shows airing on CBC and the CW. In addition to the over 100 talks T’áncháy has delivered across Canada, the U.S., and Australia, they are a touring drag king and performance artist with performances spanning stages such as Pride Toronto and the Fierce Queer International Burlesque Festival. Their alternate persona, Mx.Wolverine, was featured on CBC Gem’s Season 3 of Canada’s A Drag.
With a passion for exploring and unpacking topics such as intergenerational trauma, non-profit work, gender and sexuality, youth and queer empowerment, and positive representation, their approach is one that aims to decolonize and indigenize identity, mental health and healing. Having spent considerable time living, travelling, speaking, and working with Indigenous communities globally, T’áncháy considers themself a nomad just like their ancestors.