Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Transcript of Two Spirits
A presentation by Taté Walker
Participants of this presentation will:
Show respect to other cultures and value systems.
Learn new gender perspectives.
Understand the important role Two Spirits played and continue to play in Native and non-Native societies.
Create and execute better service models for Two Spirit clients.
Allows for an inclusive understanding of gender & sexuality
Embraces traditional Native perspectives
Ensures culturally-responsive representation
Two Spirit: Defined
A Tribe Called Queer
Gay marriage accepted* and/or practiced:
Coquille Indian Tribe (Oregon) 2009
Suquamish Tribe (Washington) 2011
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (Michigan) 2013
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Michigan) 2013
Santa Ysabel Tribe (California) June 2013
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Washington) 2013
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Oklahoma) 2013
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (Minnesota) 2013
Puyallup Tribe of Indians (Washington) 2014
Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, 2015
Oneida Nation (Wisconsin) 2015
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (Michigan) 2015
*Pine Ridge passed resolution supporting gay marriage, though does not perform ceremonies - 2011
For More Info
Native Peoples Magazine
Chacaby, M., & Plummer, M.L. (2016). A Two-Spirit Journey: T
he Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder
. University of Manitoba Press.
Jacobs, S., Thomas, W., & Lang, S. (1997).
Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality
Gilley, B. (2006).
," critically acclaimed web series about trans and queer lives by Two Spirit/trans filmmaker Sydney Freeland (also directed "Drunktown's Finest")
" documentary twospirits.org
The Business of Fancydancing
Injunuity: Two Spirits
" Vision Maker Media series www.injunuity.org
Search "Two Spirit Societies" and a host of sites come up from around the country.
Indigenous Wellness Research Institute http://www.iwri.org
Jon Roth "A Tribe Called Queer" http://www.out.com/news-commentary/2012/01/11/tribe-called-queer
Will Roscoe "Who Are the Two Spirits?" http://www.willsworld.org/twospiritq-a.html
Specialized work roles
Two Spirits occupied:
Two Spirit is NOT
"Two Spirit" - by
Two Spirit is
Your gender identity to appropriate