Exploring “Decolonizing the Roots of Rape Culture”

(Vancouver, BC) On December 6, 2016, Joyful Threads Productions, a program of EMMA talks, launched a new podcast initiative. This inaugural podcast featured a reading of “Decolonizing the Roots of Rape Culture,” a paper by Dr. Sarah Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw Nation), Assistant Professor, First Nations & Indigenous Studies/Geography at the University of British Columbia and a #Two-Spirit scholar. “In …Continue Reading

How to say ‘Two-Spirit’ in Alutiiq?

You’re in luck! In a recent post Alaska Native News – For the First People of the Last Frontier featured ‘#Two-Spirit’ in “Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 20th.” How does these words and feature figure into Canada’s discussion and recommendation from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission? This information was supplied by the Alutiiq Museum, “the …Continue Reading

Supporting Two Spirit Warriors at Standing Rock

(CANNON BALL, N.D.) (Editorial note and statement of disclosure, the author of this article made a donation of $100 to this campaign.) On Saturday, September 24, Portland’s Candi Brings Plenty (Oglala Lakota Sioux and a direct descendent of Crazy Horse‘s Band,) launched a Two-Spirit Call-to-Action Campaign on crowdfunding site FUNDLY. Ms. Brings Plenty told the …Continue Reading

Nakoda Two-Spirit Pride!

(Morley, AB) Tomorrow night, Saturday, August 27, 2016, Argintina Hailey (Stoney Nakoda Nation) will take center stage at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino for Morley Pride, the first #Two-Spirit pride event held on an Alberta First Nations reserve. The inspiration for this event, according to Argintina Hailey, the lead organizer, was seeing all the …Continue Reading

Upcoming Webinar: Two Spirit Tuesdays! Culture, Community & Prevention

Announcing the  3rd webinar for the Two Spirit Tuesdays! Webinar Details Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 1 p.m. Eastern Culture, Community & Prevention – Download the save-the-date announcement (PDF) This webinar will focus on looking to the past while moving forward together. During this webinar, a panel of experts examines how culture and community serves as strong protective factors …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit History Made!

(Tsleil-Waututh, BC) On September, 18, 2016, the First Nation communities, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam Nations, jointly hosted a #Two-Spirit Gathering on the traditional and unceded territory of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation located in what is now called North Vancouver, BC. The day long conference was first of its kind that was convened by three Nations and on a …Continue Reading

Walking the Talk – Out On Screen Stands with 2S Community

Out On Screen is committed to meaningfully participating in reconciliation, decolonization and being in right relations with #two-spirit and Indigenous people of this land. ~ Quote from Out On Screen’s commitment regarding our relationship with Indigenous peoples of this land, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) In the spring of 2016, Out On Screen, the host organization of …Continue Reading

History Made at 2016 VanCity Pride!

(Vancouver, BC) The 38th annual Vancouver Pride Parade, held on Sunday, July 31, 2016, was historic on a number of fronts. There’s been much news coverage of Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, his wife and children marching, the first time a serving Prime Minister marched in the Vancouver Pride Parade. However, the Indigenous and #Two-Spirit …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Tuesdays! Resource Sharing Circle

Announcing the second installment #Two-Spirit Tuesdays of 2016. Sharing Wisdom and Experiences: Resource Sharing Circle Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT. Register for the webinar. You will receive a confirmation email. On the day of the webinar, use the link provided in your registration confirmation email. The organizer ask for participants to join 15 minutes prior to …Continue Reading

Senator Sinclair Speaks from the Heart

(OTTAWA, Ont.) On June 13th, after a moment of silence in Canada’s Senate for victims of the Orlando shooting, one of Canada’s newest Senators, judge, aboriginal leader, former head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, proud parent, husband, Senator Murray Sinclair offered a moving reflection and address in the Senate on the tragic events that …Continue Reading