Speaker Detail:
Harlan Pruden

2023 Speaker

Harlan Pruden

Indigenous Knowledge Translation Lead Chee Mamuk

BC Centre for Disease Control


Harlan Pruden (pronouns – anything said mindfully and respectfully) is nehiyô (First Nations Cree) and co-founder of the Two-Spirit Dry Lab and the Indigenous Knowledge Translation Lead at Chee Mamuk, an Indigenous health program at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. Before relocating to Vancouver in 2015, Harlan was co-founder and Director of the NYC’s NorthEast Two-Spirit Society and was an Obama appointee to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). This was all done while Harlan worked the Empire State Development Corporation, New York State’s economic development public-benefit corporation, in the Departments of External Relations (Spitzer/Paterson administration) and then in the Department of Small Business in Division of Minority and Women Business Development (Cuomo administration). 

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