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Two-Spirit Resources


Duane Stewart-Grant, who is from X̌àʼislakʼala (Haisla) and nuučaan̓uł (Nuu-chah-nulth) First Nations in Canada explores his identity as someone who is Two-Spirit.

This is an excellent 1-hour webinar by Harlan Pruden, a Cree Two-Spirit scholar and educator.

Narrated animation, featuring Mica Valdez (Mexica), Nazbah Tom (Navajo/Diné), Arlando Teller (Navajo/Diné), Charlie Ballard (Anishinaabe, Sac & fox), Esther Lucero (Navajo/Diné).

Kyle Shaughnessy is a Two-Spirit, trans person of mixed Indigenous (Dene) and European ancestry. In this presentation, Kyle provides an opportunity to reflect on some of the ways to decolonize gender diversity education.

Two Spirits, One Voice is a community-based initiative that seeks to bolster supports for Two-Spirit people. Powerful stories from elders and youth throughout this video.

This clip depicts the Two-Spirit people in Denver, Colorado reclaiming space and roles within the local Indigenous community.

Meet Ty DeFoe, who’s using traditional dance to take Two-Spirit identity back from the negative connotations established during colonization.

Journey of Indigenous Gender Identity (10 min)

The Two-Spirit folks in this segment are awesome – the “host” has kind of a newscaster vibe, though, so take that with a grain of salt.

Presentation by Dr. Alex Wilson at the Cultured Queer / Queering Culture: Indigenous Perspectives on Queerness sysmposium, University of Wollongong (2015).

For this Two-Spirit Cree doctor, it’s more than his job. Dr. Makokis created a unique approach to transgender care, combining Indigenous and Western teachings.