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ISBN (Print) : 978-1-988426-08-2 | ISBN (Online) : 978-1-77368-031-6

An Introduction to the Health of Two-Spirit People: Historical, contemporary and emergent issues

May 2016

Two-Spirit is a term that encompasses a broad range of sexual and gender identities of Aboriginal peoples, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). This paper, authored by Dr. Sarah Hunt, introduces the historical, contemporary and emergent issues related to Two-Spirit health. Integral to this discussion is that Two-Spirit health is understood within the context of colonialism and heteropatriarchy, as well as in the current resurgence of Two-Spirit peoples' gender roles and sexual identities.

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