Photo: John Paillé
T’áncháy Redvers [they/them] is a Dene & Métis two-spirit writer, creator, speaker and multidisciplinary performer belonging to Deninu K’ue First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. With a background in international and community development, youth empowerment, mental health advocacy, and creative facilitation, they have been nationally and internationally recognized for their work and advocacy. At the age of 21, T’áncháy and their brother, Kelvin, founded We Matter - a national Indigenous-led campaign and non-profit dedicated to Indigenous youth 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 Medal.
T’áncháy is a published poet, children’s book author and screenwriter as well as featured in numerous creative, anthology and academic publications. They have story edited and written for shows airing on Netflix, The CW, Apple TV+ and PBS Kids. In addition to the over hundred talks, workshops and panels they’ve delivered across North America and beyond, they are a performance artist and actor with performances and credits spanning Pride Toronto, CBC Gem, Paramount+ and more.
With a passion for decolonizing understandings of gender and sexuality, identity, mental health and storytelling, T’áncháy is dedicated to re-creating mainstream narratives of Indigenous and queer communities from a place of authenticity, joy, community, love, healing, and ultimately, positive representation.