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 (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

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

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 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

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

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