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

“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

Bemidji Talking Two-Spirit

(Bemidji, MN) On Monday January, 30, 2017, over 50 people were in attendance to hear Arnold Dahl-Wooley, a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, discuss the history of Two Spirit people at the Bemidji State University’s American Indian Resource Center in the Endazhi-Mawanji’iding (Gathering Room). While many others turned in via the livestreaming of …Continue Reading

Seeing and Experiencing Alaskan Two-Spirit Pride

(Anchorage, AK) “Continuous,” a series of portraits, features the work of #Two-Spirit artist Jenny Irene Miller (Inupiaq). This exhibit is a collection photographs of 17 individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or Two-Spirit and Alaska Native. This show explores identity, sexual orientation, gender diversity, discrimination, and pride and how these elements overlap, diverge, and …Continue Reading

First Reported Two-Spirit Homicide of 2017

Update – January 9th, 2017 – A GoFund Me  page has been set up by Sioux Falls #Two-Spirit and Allies to assist Ms. Wounded Arrow’s family with funeral and burial expenses. Update – Sunday, January 8, 2017: A representative from the Sioux Falls Two-Spirit and Allies notified the Two-Spirit Journal, “KSFY news just reported: Sioux Falls Police …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Leader Named as a 2016 History-Maker

COLORLINES names a #Two-Spirit leader, Candi Brings Plenty, Oglala Lakota Sioux and a direct descendent of Crazy Horse‘s Band, as one of the “16 Women of Color Who Made History in 2016.” Ms. Brings Plenty was included on this list as “another inspiring leader at Standing Rock…, who helped create and sustain the Two Spirit Camp,” as noted …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