New Two-Spirit Movie in the Works

Wildfire/Courtesy of Bretten Hannam

(Toronto, ONT) Telefilm Canada along with the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival invited Bretten Hannam, Mi’kma’ki and #Two-Spirit writer and director, and actor-producer Gharrett Patrick Paon to complete at year’s PITCH THIS! The invitation was extended as a result of their film, Wildfire. After presenting some footage from Wildfire, the 6-membered jury of PITCH THIS! awarded Hannam and …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit WINNERS of #Loveisloveislove

(Ottawa, Ont) Andrew Martin, who is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and is also an acclaimed actor known for Fire Song (2015) and The Fields of Dying Rabbits (2018), participated in this year’s #Loveisloveislove campaign at Ottawa Pride 2018. Martin told the #Two-Spirit Journal, “I feel that it is important to be visible. To …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Resources

Below are three resources for those wanting more information on what is and who is #Two-Spirit: The first resource is a story first reported here about a release of the resource of and for our Two-Spirit women: Two-Spirit Resource of and for Two-Spirit Women CLICK HERE to download a copy of the 2SJ’s Two-Spirit Resource …Continue Reading

17,300 km Prayer Walk Started Today!

NEYAASHIINIGMIING – A group of Indigenous Men, Women and #Two-Spirit people are embarking on a cross-Canada Prayer Walk on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2017, the day the sun returns for the New Year. Da-Namaamin Moseyang Giw-Ganchigaazjig Kwewag, “We will walk in prayer for those murdered women,” is a grassroots, Indigenous-led walk that will cover over …Continue Reading

New Two-Spirit Poetry

(Kenora, Ont.) Anishinaabe and #Two-Spirit poet, Sydney Flett, whose mother is from Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation, Ontario and father from Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation, Manitoba, recently launched a new collection of Two-Spirit poetry titled, Cusp of Brilliance. This new collection of Two-Spirit poems is a personal reflection of the intersection and relationship between Sydney’s Anishinaabe identity …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Tee on Amazon.com

On August 25, 2017, Amazon.com listed a #Two-Spirit Tee-Shirt for sale. This item can can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/anunusualwoman-LGBTQI-T-shirt-Two-Spirit/dp/B073PM1SCP?th=1 and is offered for free delivery for those who have an US Amazon Prime account. Amazon listed the Two-Spirit tee-shirt with the following “Product description: Show your LGBTQAI spirit and pride with this two-spirit t-shirt. Not …Continue Reading

Speaking with Our Leaders

(Toronto, ONT) The #Two-Spirit Journal recently sat down with Aaron Bowerman, one of Turtle Island’s up and coming young Two-Spirit leaders. Aaron Bowerman is a Two-Spirit community leader and is currently living and working in the city of Toronto as the Regional Outreach and support service worker for the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/Aids Strategy (OAHAS). Aaron …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Art Festival

(Vancouver, BC) At Saturday’s opening reception of Vancouver’s annual Queer Arts Festival, Fabian Bon, (Metis, from Manitoba, Dakota and French), a local #Two-Spirit leader, shared with the Two-Spirit Journal of how they were overwhelmed when they walked into the Roundhouse. “For so many years, I’ve supported the QAF and a scene one or two Two-Spirit …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Job Posting

(Vancouver, BC) The City of Vancouver‘s Park Board is looking to fill a position – Program Assistant II – Trans*, Gender Variant & Two-Spirit (TGV2S). This position will be key in assisting Park Board staff with the implementation of the “Building a Path to Parks and Recreation for All: Reducing Barriers for Trans* & Gender Variant …Continue Reading

“Gone to the Spirits” – a music review

(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