The National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC is excited to be in the final stages of developing a Native American LGBTQ/Two-Spirit curriculum. The intent of the curriculum is to help increase providers’ knowledge and their ability to respond to the challenges of Native LGBTQ/Two-Spirit people. Our goal has been to develop the curriculum in the spirit of collaboration and in partnership with other efforts to mobilize and restore harmony and balance for all Native people, including Native LGBTQ/Two-Spirit individuals. For more information contact Brandy Oeser.
Special Edition Newsletter
National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
The National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC is excited to share its most recent newsletter, a special issue focusing on the Native LGBTQ/Two Spirit population. In this newsletter we celebrate the strength and resilience of the Native LGBTQ community. Special guest writers include: Rick Haverkate, MPH Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians; Apacuar/Tutmalria Larry Kairaiuak, Yup’ik; and Michaela Grey, MPH, Dine´. Each bring their own expertise and experiences to this newsletter.
In this issue, the National AI/AN ATTC also introduces its upcoming curriculum titled “Honoring Our Relations: Increasing Knowledge on Native LGBTQ/Two Spirit Wellness”. This curriculum is designed to help increase provider’ knowledge and ability to respond to the challenges of Native LGBTQ/Two Spirit individuals.
We hope that you enjoy this special edition newsletter which can accessed at this link:
(W)righting Our Relations – Working with and For Two-Spirit Individuals
November 18, 2016
Walking in Good Way – Cultural Considerations when Working with Two-Spirit Individuals
November 20, 2015
Hamish (2009) — The disappearance of the Two-Spirit traditions in Canada
O’Brien-Teengs (2008) Two Spirit women (2nd ed.)
Bearse et al (USA) (2007) — We’ve always been here: Supporting two-spirit youth in circles and systems of care in tribal communities
Koymasky (USA) (2005) (citing Aldrich & Wotherspoon, 2001) — Weiwha: Native American Two-Spirits
Author unknown (2004) — Native American Berdache: Two Spirit People — Gender does not determine sexuality
Urban Native Youth Association (2004) — Two-Spirit youth speak out! Analysis of the Needs Assessment Tool
Medicine (USA) (2002) — Directions in gender research in American Indian societies: Two Spirits and other categories
Dimaline (2001) — A place of honour: Two-Spirited people in our communities
Dooley (USA) (2001) — Two-Spirits rising: Historically, Native American tribes thought gays were great!
Jordan (1999) — A Native American perspective on the theory of gender continuum
Kehoe (USA) (1998) — Appropriate terms
Young (1997) (Masters’ Thesis) — Alternative genders in the Coast Salish world: paradox and pattern
Roscoe (USA) (1995) — Theorizing the third or How I became a Queen in the Empire of Gender
Paige (USA) (n.d.) — Native American sacred traditions and Western culture