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

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

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

Exploring “Decolonizing the Roots of Rape Culture”

(Vancouver, BC) On December 6, 2016, Joyful Threads Productions, a program of EMMA talks, launched a new podcast initiative. This inaugural podcast featured a reading of “Decolonizing the Roots of Rape Culture,” a paper by Dr. Sarah Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw Nation), Assistant Professor, First Nations & Indigenous Studies/Geography at the University of British Columbia and a #Two-Spirit scholar. “In …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