“Gone to the Spirits” – a music review

Image provide by Norine Braum

(Vancouver, BC) Norine Braun’s, a Vancouver based #Two-Spirit, singer-songwriter and award-winning artist, latest project is titled, Gone to the Spirits. This album is named after the Ktunaxa (Kootenay) warrior woman, whose name was Gone-To-The-Spirits. Early this year, Norine and I were panelists on “Two Spirits Many Songs” at EMUSE, an Aboriginal Electronic Music Festival, hosted by …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Celebration on Native Trailblazers

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the very popular and award-winning Native radio show Native Trailblazer featured a “#Two-Spirit Celebration” with the talented Tony Enos and Roo, aka DeLesslin George-Warren. “As a Mohawk and co-host of Native Trailblazer alongside my lovely wife Delores. I feel it is extremely important to show love, understanding and support of …Continue Reading

2-Spirit Rebellion at the Talking Stick Festival

(Vancouver, BC) The kick-off of this year’s Talking Stick Festival began with a bang! Last night, February 17, 2017, festival goers were treated to a performance from San Francisco’s Brush Arbor Gurlz, or BAGz, and the local and talented #Two-Spirit diva, Quanah Style, at Vancouver’s Odyssey Bar & Nightclub. “I was really excited to be …Continue Reading

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

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

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