Transgendered, Two Spirit, First Nations


The naming and discussion of gay, lesbian, transgender and other members of Canada’s Indigenous community is a process of constant, contemporary rediscovery, Carey Rutherford writes in Gay Calgary. In his article, “Transgendered, Two Spirit, First Nations: Who are they?” Rutherford speaks with Métis Elder Sandra Leo Laframboise about the history, changes and challenges for First Nations gender diversity in Canada and the United States: "the intricacies,” Laframboise explains "of a community defining itself." Rutherford is a Master of Arts graduate student in the International and Intercultural Communications program at Royal Roads University.