QI/2S

Queer Indigenous & Two-Spirit

  • nîtisânak

    Lindsay Nixon

    Lindsay Nixon’s nîtisânak honours blood and chosen kin with equal care.

    A groundbreaking memoir spanning nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, it is woven around grief over the loss of their mother. It also explores despair and healing through community and family, and being torn apart by the same.

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  • Smudge, Don't Judge

    Audrey Huntley, Monica Forrester

    A No More Silence Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project collaboration.

    No More Silence is collaborating with Maggie's Toronto Sex Worker Action Project to create a resource for service providers to assist them in providing better care to Indigenous community members who have survived violence.

    Genre: Documentary
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  • Diane Rowe

    Diane Rowe is an Anishinaabe two-spirit Judge and is a member of the Micmacs of Gesgapegiag Band, in Gespe’ge’wagi, the seventh district of Mi’kma’ki.

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  • John Sylliboy

    John R. Sylliboy is L’nu (Mi’kmaq) from Millbrook First Nations in Nova Scotia and is one of the co-founders of the Wabanaki Two Spirit Alliance (W2SA) in 2011 alongside Tuma Young. The W2SA helps to build support and awareness of Two-Spirits in Mi’kma’ki and Canada.

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  • Tuma Young

    Tuma T. W. Young was born into the Atu’tuej clan for the Apli’kmuj clan and is a member of the Eskasoni First Nation. He is one of the co-founders of the Wabanaki Two Spirit Alliance (W2SA) in 2011 alongside John Sylliboy.

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  • Myra Laramee

    Dr. Myra Laramee is a member of the Fisher River Cree Nation. She brought the Two-Spirit name to a sharing circle at the 3rd Annual Gathering of Native American Gays and Lesbians. It was received through ceremony and adopted by the community afterwards.

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  • Disintegrate / Dissociate

    In her powerful debut collection of poetry, Arielle Twist unravels the complexities of human relationships after death and metamorphosis.

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  • NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes From The Field

    In the follow-up to his Griffin Poetry Prize–winning collection, This Wound is a World, Billy-Ray Belcourt writes using the modes of accusation and interrogation.

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  • Fireweed

    Fireweed is a collection of poetry that explores the rawness, trauma, and realities of adolescence compounded with the experience of being a young, Indigenous, and two-spirit intergenerational residential school survivor.

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