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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 82. Did Indigenous people really honor LGBT/Two-Spirit people?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43197


The term “Two-Spirit” is relatively new. Dr. Myra Laramee (Fisher River Cree Nation) first shared the term with others at a conference for LGBT First Nations people that was held in Winnipeg in 1990. The term “two-spirit” was subsequently adopted and used by growing numbers of Indigenous people from many different Native nations across North America.

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