Reducing Stigma for Two-Spirit People in Healthcare Settings

(Portland, Or) Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) announces the release of “There’s Heart Here”, a short documentary that follows Two Spirit and LGBTQ individuals as they journey toward self-acceptance, supportive healthcare, and communities that celebrate them. “The film was initially conceived as a way of addressing and decreasing stigma surrounding Two-Spirit and LGBTQ …Continue Reading

Reflections, Centering and Working for Wellness for Two-Spirit Women

(Washington, DC) March 8, 2019 is International Women’s Day! The #Two-Spirit Journal acknowledges this day with this special article written by Jen Deerinwater and is offered as a showcase of our ongoing commitment to women’s equity, to raise awareness of women’s collective experiences and lived realities, and to help move the conversation for a more …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Blanket Ceremony

(Seattle, WA) Since 2008, Eighth Generation, the first Native-owned and run company to ever produce wool blankets with a flagship retail store in Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market, teamed up with #Two-Spirit community member and artist Ryan Young to create a wool blanket prominently featuring a Two-Spirit inspired motif. Ryan Young is a proud member of the …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

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

“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

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

Bemidji Talking Two-Spirit

(Bemidji, MN) On Monday January, 30, 2017, over 50 people were in attendance to hear Arnold Dahl-Wooley, a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, discuss the history of Two Spirit people at the Bemidji State University’s American Indian Resource Center in the Endazhi-Mawanji’iding (Gathering Room). While many others turned in via the livestreaming of …Continue Reading

Seeing and Experiencing Alaskan Two-Spirit Pride

(Anchorage, AK) “Continuous,” a series of portraits, features the work of #Two-Spirit artist Jenny Irene Miller (Inupiaq). This exhibit is a collection photographs of 17 individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or Two-Spirit and Alaska Native. This show explores identity, sexual orientation, gender diversity, discrimination, and pride and how these elements overlap, diverge, and …Continue Reading