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Mel Lefebvre (she/they/wiya) is a Two-Spirit Red River Métis/Nehiyaw/French/Irish traditional tattoo practitioner based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Their practice is focused on traditional tattooing as a mode of healing and reconnection for urban Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ and Indigenous women as well as uncovering and (re)claiming traditional gender-fluid tattoos in contemporary and future contexts. Mel is a parent, community worker, PhD student at Concordia University, artist and writer who works closely with the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal advocating for Indigenous safety, culturally appropriate health care, and child welfare reform in Quebec.