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

BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR

We hold memories in our blood. It connects us. It defines us. – J. Boehme (Vancouver, BC) As described by Jacob Boehme, “BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR explores the legacies and memories of our bloodlines, our need for community, and what blood means to each of us – questioning how this most precious fluid unites and …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

Two-Spirit WINNERS of #Loveisloveislove

(Ottawa, Ont) Andrew Martin, who is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and is also an acclaimed actor known for Fire Song (2015) and The Fields of Dying Rabbits (2018), participated in this year’s #Loveisloveislove campaign at Ottawa Pride 2018. Martin told the #Two-Spirit Journal, “I feel that it is important to be visible. To …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

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