Two-Spirit People Belong

The First LGBTQI People in the Americas

Indigenous 2SLGBTQI people have survived 526 years of European colonization and our resurgence involves  working with First Nation, Inuit, and Metis political leadership and our LGBTQ allies. 

Deb-we-win Ge-ken-am-aan, Our Place in the Circle

Director Lorne Olson's film details the contemporary life of Two-Spirit people in Manitoba. 


https://www.nfb.ca/film/second_stories_-our_place_in_the_circle/

A Spirit-Name for a New Generation

The term, Two-Spirit, was introduced at the third annual international LGBT Native American gathering in 1990. Elder Myra Laramee shared the name and it was quickly adopted as a spirit-name. Today, Indigenous LGBTQ and Two-Spirit are terms chosen by some Indigenous people to describe an aspect of their identity. (Photo: Original participants who were at the Basket and the Bow Gathering in Minneapolis, 1988.)