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

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

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

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

Fort Peck Tribe Adopts a NC Trans* Bathroom Policy

(Poplar, MT) At Monday’s, May 25th, 2016 council meeting, the Tribal leaders of Montana’s Fort Peck Indian Reservation adopted a transgender bathroom policy similar to the North Carolina policy, a highly controversial piece of legislation that prompted Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, PayPal and many others to not do business with and in the State of …Continue Reading