SFO Museum Debuts New Two-Spirit Films

(San Francisco, CA) The SFO Museum, conveniently located at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), is screening two new #Two-Spirit films throughout November. November is Native American Heritage Month and Transgender Awareness Month, so the museum is showing “Mino Bimaadiziwin” by filmmaker Shane McSauby, a citizen of the Gichi Wiikwedong Odawa Anishinaabek. This film is about a trans youth who …Continue Reading

Kent Monkman Studio is Hiring!

(Toronto, ONT) Kent Monkman Studio is looking to hire a full time Studio Assistant at Monkman’s Toronto based studio. “We are looking for an organized and motivated self starter with an attention to detail,” wrote the current Studio Manager. Kent Monkman is an internationally acclaimed artist of Cree ancestry and is well known for his provocative reinterpretations …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

A Mother’s Love – Klemtu Pride

(Klemtu, BC) At a recent visit to Klemtu, a remote fly-in First Nations community, located in northern beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The #Two-Spirit Journal had the opportunity to sit down with a Wanda Neasloss. Ms Neasloss organized a wedding reception for her Two-Spirit son, who got married in Vancouver, BC, and then Wanda invited the …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit (Holiday) Gift(s)

Looking for a holiday gift for your fav #Two-Spirit relative or bestie? You’re in luck, just pick up a copy of Adam Garnet Jones’s (Cree and Métis) recently published novel Fire Song. As a follow-up to the highly successful movie “Fire Song,” this 2015 film can now be (re)visited in novel form – and should be on …Continue Reading

New Two-Spirit Movie in the Works

(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

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

“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