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Two-Spirit Pride

Two-Spirit Pride

pride flag with two eagle feathers

Two-Spirit, which is an umbrella term for Native people who have both male and female spirits and acknowledges different gender identities present among Native people of North America. There are also social, spiritual, and community roles for Two-Spirit people within their Native nations, and some Two-Spirit people prefer words from their Indigenous languages for gender variance.

Read more about Two-Spirits

artwork of the Indigiqueer Podcast depicting two non-binary Native individuals

Listen to “Indigiqueer” on the All My Relations podcast hosted by Project 562 creator and author Matika Wilbur from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples and Cherokee citizen Adrienne Keene, author of Notable Native People and Native Appropriations

Infographic: What does it mean to be two-spirit?