Wab Kinew Stands Up for Two-Spirit

(Winnipeg, MB) On May 17, 2016, the first question period of Manitoba’s newly sworn in Progressive Conservative government faced some very pointed questions. Most notable were the questions from Wab Kinew, Onigaming First Nation and newly elected MLA for the Fort Rouge riding, asked the Minister of Education, “…if he will commit to necessary reforms …Continue Reading

IHS Seeks Two-Spirit Input

(Washington, DC) On Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT, Indian Health Service (IHS) will hold a teleconference call to seek broad input on efforts to advance and promote the health needs of the American Indian and Alaska Native Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit communities. This is the first of a series …Continue Reading

Restoring A Sacred Voice

(Editorial note and acknowledgement of running on “Indian-Time”, Trans Day of Visibility was March 31, 2016. Below is an article from Otta Moody (Nimiipuu Nation) on the importance of giving voice to Trans Day of Visibility from a Native, Trans* and Two-Spirit experience. This story lends itself to also bring attention to April 18, 2016, …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Tuesdays! Parents of Indigenous Two-Spirit Youth

Announcing the first #Two-Spirit Tuesdays of 2016.  Two-Spirit Webinar on March 29, 2016 at 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT. Sharing Wisdom and Experiences: Parents of Indigenous Two-Spirit Youth Register for this webinar online. You will receive a confirmation email with the link and access code to connect to the webinar; use this information on the day of the event. Discussion Topics: …Continue Reading

2SJ Stands with UBC’s Pride Collective

On February 9th, the burnt remains of a Pride rainbow flag, that was raised on February 5 for the University of British Columbia’s OUTweek, were discovered. Through a facebook post on February 11th, the host organization, The Pride Collective, thanked the wider UBC and Vancouver communities for their solidarity after it became known about the …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit to join BOYCOTT

(St. Albert, AB) On February 5th, 2016, staff members and clients of Poundmakers Lodge Treatment Centre were allegedly subjected to racial profiling by the staff of a Toronto Dominion Bank located in St. Albert, AB and also by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In a interview with Two-Spirit Journal, the Executive Director of …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Employment Opportunity

Toronto based Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is looking to fill a new position in their organization – Two-Spirit Projects Coordinator & Facilitator. With this job posting, Egale acknowledges the unique history and experience of the Two-Spirit community and how the current non-Native LGBT framework, discussions and work is inadequate when it comes to working …Continue Reading