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Two-Spirit People in Turtle Island!
June 10 @ 1:00 pm – 1:11 pm
Welcome to Turtle Island, as the native population calls the North American continent. There we have the honour to meet with Two-Spirit people. Two-spirit or two-spirited people are Native Americans and First Nation people (the way that Indigenous of Kanada call themselves), that they do not belong to the binary gender of women-men of colonials. It is an umbrella term that bridges Native concepts of gender diversity and sexualities with those of Western cultures according to Wesley & Jacobs (1999). There are persons that are seen as doubly blessed, having both the spirit of a man and the spirit of a woman, and according to Williams (2020) they are considered more spiritually gifted than the typical masculine male or feminine female.Enjoy!