The inaugural Tipi Confessions, during the Faculty of Native Studies Indigenous Masculinities Symposium, MC’ed by Tracy Bear and Jodi Calahoo-Stonehouse, featured performances by Joshua Whitehead, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Tashina Makokis, Kim TallBear, and Richard VanCamp. The performers brought the audience to tears with soul-baring spoken word and raunchy humourous play-by-plays.

Tipi Confessions performer and podcaster, Tashina Makokis, recorded and guest hosted the show’s debut on her podcast Pillow Talks, conversations around undressing Indigenous bodies and sexualities.