Two-Spirit to join BOYCOTT

(St. Albert, AB) On February 5th, 2016, staff members and clients of Poundmakers Lodge Treatment Centre were allegedly subjected to racial profiling by the staff of a Toronto Dominion Bank located in St. Albert, AB and also by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In a interview with Two-Spirit Journal, the Executive Director of …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Employment Opportunity

Toronto based Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is looking to fill a new position in their organization – Two-Spirit Projects Coordinator & Facilitator. With this job posting, Egale acknowledges the unique history and experience of the Two-Spirit community and how the current non-Native LGBT framework, discussions and work is inadequate when it comes to working …Continue Reading

TWO-SPIRIT PEOPLE, BODY SOVEREIGNTY AND GENDER SELF-DETERMINATION

Originally published on Sept. 21, 2015 on Red Rising Magazine: http://redrisingmagazine.ca/two-spirit-people-body-sovereignty-and-gender-self-determination As Cree people we understand that the nature of the cosmos is to be in balance and that when balance is disturbed, it must and will return. Restoring balance Two-spirit identity is one way in which balance is being restored to our communities. Throughout the …Continue Reading

Medicare To Support Gender Reassignment Surgery

(Washington, DC) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering if medicare should pay for gender reassignment surgery and gender dysphoria treatments. To assist CMS with this decision, the agency is requesting public comments and input on a review of the available evidence and conduct a national coverage determination (NCD) review to determine …Continue Reading

Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People

(Ottawa, ON) On Friday, September 25, Walking With Our Sisters opened at the Carleton University Art Gallery and will be there until October 16, 2015. Walking With Our Sisters is a massive commemorative art installation comprised of 1,763+ pairs of unfinished moccasin plus 108 pairs of unfinished children’s moccasins created and donated by hundreds of …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Youth Webinar 9/1/15 @ 1pm EDT

On September 1, 2015 at 1:00 to 2:30pm (EDT), Tribal Training & Technical Center offers “We Are All One Family, Let’s Not Make This “Just a Dream” Indigenous Two-Spirit Youth Sharing of Personal Stories” webinar. Dominique Briggs, 15, Yakama, Mexican and White Shea Norris, 23, Oglala Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Otta Belle Moddy, 30, …Continue Reading

Tribal Leaders Affirm Two-Spirit Support

St. Paul, Minnesota – The National Congress of the American Indians (NCAI) at their 2015 Mid Year Conference made Two-Spirit history with the passage of a Two-Spirit resolution declaring their “…support of the full equality of all tribal persons including Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender tribal citizens in the interest of furthering the cause …Continue Reading

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