The definition of Two-Spirit and the traditions behind it

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  Two-Spirit is a modern, pan-Indian, umbrella term used by some Indigenous North Americans to describe Native people in their communities who fulfill a traditional third-gender (or other gender-variant) ceremonial and social role in their cultures. The term was created in 1990 at the Indigenous LGBTQ international gathering in Winnipeg, and “specifically chosen to distinguish and distance Native American/First Nations people from non-Native peoples.” The … Continue reading

The Two Spirit Indigenous Sweetheart Dancers that are turning heads & changing minds

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  Adrian Matthias Stevens (Northern Ute, Shoshone-Bannock, and San Carlos Apache) and Sean Snyder (Navajo and Southern Ute) are two Indigenous dancers who have been together for seven years.  The Two-Spirit couple—based outside of Las Vegas, Nevada—often perform in couple competitions at powwows; they will dance as a same-sex pair, and they often match their … Continue reading

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