Indian Health Service Seeks Two-Spirit Input to Improve Services

(WASHINGTON, DC) Indian Health Service (IHS) is seeking broad public input as it begins efforts to advance and promote the health needs of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Two-Spirit community members. “IHS is taking an important step to better serve the healthcare needs of the Two-Spirit community. In comparison to other racial/ethnic groups, Native people suffer …Continue Reading

When buffalo hide meets hydrogen peroxide

(VANCOUVER, BC) What happens when a buffalo hide meets hydrogen peroxide? A powerful work of art happens! If you are going to be in Vancouver’s Chinatown area before July 4th be sure to swing by Centre A Gallery (229 East Georgia St.) to see the recent work of Two-Spirit artist Richard Heikkilä-Sawan (Cree/Mohawk). Richard is …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit wedding bells ring as Siletz Tribal Council approves same-sex marriage ordinances

(SILETZ, OR) The Siletz Tribal Council approved marriage and dissolution of marriage ordinances during its meeting on May 15, 2015. The ordinances apply equally to couples of the opposite sex and to same-sex couples (at least one person of each couple must be a Siletz Tribal member for the laws to apply). The ordinances became …Continue Reading

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