File 02HO - Interview with Kelly Houle

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Interview with Kelly Houle

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CA UWA 22.14-02HO

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2.21 GB of digital records.

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The University of Winnipeg Archives is responsible for the effective and efficient management of records created by the University and its predecessor bodies, as well as selected records created by non-University entities.

The Archives is the steward of the records of the University of Winnipeg and its founding colleges: Manitoba College, Wesley College, and United College. The records support the University's governance, administration, and strategic directions, and preserve its institutional memory and documentary heritage.

The Archives stewards records from individuals or organizations connected with the University, including its faculty, staff, administration, or alumni, and records relevant to the University's strategic directions, research and teaching, or service mandate. The Archives also provides stewardship for rare publications and special collections that support the teaching, research, and service mandates of the University and its communities.

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Records transferred from Corser du Pont to the University of Winnipeg Archives in 2022.

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Oral history interview with Kelly Houle (01hh 04mm 20ss) conducted by Jenny Foidart in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Wednesday 19 October 2022. Records include wav and mp3 recordings of the interview and digital textual records including the interview informed consent form, summary, transcript, index, waiver and consent form, and metadata.

In this interview, Kelly Houle narrates her life story, beginning with childhood in residential schools, then a move to Winnipeg, where she endured abuse at home and in public school. She recounts how as a teenager, Houle began working in the sex trade on Winnipeg's streets. She explains how she transitioned from a client of community outreach services to a provider of outreach. Houle details how her cross-Canada travels lead her to Two-Spirit self-realization, celebration, and continued advocacy for trans and Two-Spirit people, leaving a profound and lasting impact for generations to come.

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  • English

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All original recordings and documents are held at the University of Winnipeg Archives.

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Records comprising this interview are available to consult online:

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There are no restrictions on these records.

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Copyright to the interviews and any accompanying records is that of the University of Winnipeg. Use of interviews and any accompanying records must be in accordance with any wishes documented by narrators, and in accordance with the policies of the University of Winnipeg Archives and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Contact the University Archives for more information.

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Created: 2022-12-02.
Revised: 2024-04-15.

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  • English

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