First Reported Two-Spirit Homicide of 2017

Update – January 9th, 2017 – A GoFund Me  page has been set up by Sioux Falls #Two-Spirit and Allies to assist Ms. Wounded Arrow’s family with funeral and burial expenses. Update – Sunday, January 8, 2017: A representative from the Sioux Falls Two-Spirit and Allies notified the Two-Spirit Journal, “KSFY news just reported: Sioux Falls Police …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Leader Named as a 2016 History-Maker

COLORLINES names a #Two-Spirit leader, Candi Brings Plenty, Oglala Lakota Sioux and a direct descendent of Crazy Horse‘s Band, as one of the “16 Women of Color Who Made History in 2016.” Ms. Brings Plenty was included on this list as “another inspiring leader at Standing Rock…, who helped create and sustain the Two Spirit Camp,” as noted …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

Supporting Two Spirit Warriors at Standing Rock

(CANNON BALL, N.D.) (Editorial note and statement of disclosure, the author of this article made a donation of $100 to this campaign.) On Saturday, September 24, Portland’s Candi Brings Plenty (Oglala Lakota Sioux and a direct descendent of Crazy Horse‘s Band,) launched a Two-Spirit Call-to-Action Campaign on crowdfunding site FUNDLY. Ms. Brings Plenty told 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 for …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

Statement on Tragic Events in Orlando

The Two-Spirit Journal stands united with the city of Orlando, the families and friends of those whose lives were cut so short, and the LGBTQ-2S community against hatred and bigotry. Today’s attack is shocking, and the Two-Spirit Journal offers our deepest condolences to those affected by this horrendous act of terrorism. As the motives and …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