Two-Spirit is a term for Native and Alaskan Native Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. The term has a long history in many Native cultures, although it is not applicable in all tribes. It means having both female and male spirits in one person. In many tribes, Two-Spirit people were considered gifted and had special roles to fulfill in the community. The term "Two-Spirit" was adopted in 1990 at the third International Native Gay and Lesbian Gathering in Winnipeg, Canada.
Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
Two-Spirit Society of Minnesota
Office of Minority Health Resource Center
Fond du Lac, Bois Forte, and White Earth Urban Offices
Minneapolis American Indian Center
Two Rivers Gallery
Indigenous People's Task Force
Ain Dah Yung Center
Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition
Men as Peacemakers
Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors
Special thanks to Elton Naswood and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center and Fond du Lac, Bois Forte, and White Earth Urban Office for their generous financial support and to the Minneapolis American Indian Center and Two Rivers Gallery for hosting the community event and art show.