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Call it what you want, I call it transphobia.

Posted September 7th, 2010 by Two Spirit Gathering Blogger 1 | No Comments

I want to preface this with what I have prefaced most of my comments during the Gathering with. I don’t believe in rights and wrongs. I believe in truths. There is my truth, your truth, her truth, their truth, his truth, and all of them are true. I believe that many truths can exist simultaneously [...]

Day 2: No Talent show!

Posted September 7th, 2010 by Two Spirit Gathering Blogger 1 | No Comments

I just want to let everyone know I’m working on snagging some pictures to share so keep coming back. I know we’re also not exactly ‘live’ blogging anymore but doesn’t dead blogging sound cooler anyway? I was watching the sacred fire for a lot of the No Talent Show so I missed some of the [...]

Into the Gathering (A Two Spirit’s journey of 1st and enlightenment)

Posted September 5th, 2010 by Two Spirited Gathering Blogger 3 | No Comments

My Thoughts so far of the time spent here. Sept 3-5 I dreamt of a place where you can  go and feel a sense of togetherness, a place where you sense a power innately in you that cracles in the air. I dreamt of a place where the trees begin to lean towards your presence, and the grass falls [...]

Interview with AITSG participant

Posted September 5th, 2010 by Two Spirited Gathering Blogger 3 | No Comments

As part of the blog, we’ve decided to interview other participants who wanted to be part of the blog! We had some scripted questions, but people could choose what they wanted to share, and what they did not want to. 1. Your name, age, where are you from? Alaya McIvor, 27, I am from Northern [...]

Discussions and Healing

Posted September 5th, 2010 by Two Spirited Gathering Blogger 3 | No Comments

Hey Everyone, I can’t believe how much has happened since yesterday! I woke up late this morning (oops!) but it turned out that the workshop for the youth didn’t start until a lot later- it was supposed to start at 8am, but not enough people came out that early. But, eventually the workshop started and [...]

Act 2 Scene 2: My First Sweat!

Posted September 5th, 2010 by Two Spirit Gathering Blogger 1 | No Comments

When I first arrived one of the women I’m sharing a room with offered to give me skirt, out of nowhere. Just said she had a skirt and I should have it. Now, who here believes everything happens for a reason? Because I do. It turns out Creator meant for me to do a sweat. [...]

Day 2: “When my legs are shaking, I’ve gotta get up” -ITSG Participant

Posted September 4th, 2010 by Two Spirit Gathering Blogger 1 | No Comments

Where Do I even begin? This morning was the youth stream where a workshop led by Jessica Yee and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. The workshop covered some projects of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network including the aforementioned Healthy Sexuality and Fighting Homophobia: Native Youth Photography Project which includes a couple awesome videos [...]

Day 1: I love it here.

Posted September 3rd, 2010 by Two Spirit Gathering Blogger 1 | No Comments

Heyo! I am so excited to be here and to be blogging to all of you who couldn’t make it. Your presence is missed. I really hope to see more of you here next year. I’m already planning on fundraising to bring a big van of you with me. Ok, so my name is Jasmine [...]

First Day of AITSG 2010 and new cousins!!

Posted September 3rd, 2010 by Two Spirited Gathering Blogger 3 | No Comments

Waachyay everyone!! I flew into Manitoba yesterday from Toronto, ON and now I’m completely exhausted! I had taken a bus in from Kingston, ON that left at 6am and got into Toronto around 10am. I hung out in the airport in Toronto for a while, drinking lots of coffee. I was really super nervous about [...]

Tell us about it! 2010 International Two Spirit Gathering

Posted September 2nd, 2010 by Aniska Youth Line | No Comments

Two Spirit folks from all over are gathering in Beausejour, Manitoba tonight for a weekend of amazing discussion, learning, connection and growth.You can find out more about the gathering and its history here Once again this year, our fabulous partners at the Native Youth Sexual Health Network will be live blogging from the event right [...]

My experience at the International Two Spirit Gathering

Posted October 11th, 2009 by Two Spirited Gathering Blogger 3 | No Comments

I attended the International Two Spirited Gathering this past week  in Estes Park, Colorado.  The location of where the gathering took place was  amazing!  Surrounded by beautiful mountains and the presence of the wildlife was an incredible atmosphere for a wonderful conference.  My experience with the people and the conference was a one of a kind, they welcome [...]

Being Two Spirited and a “Youth”

Posted October 10th, 2009 by Two Spirit Gathering Blogger 2 | No Comments

Being a two spirited human being is one of the most honored titles someone can get. i myself thought it was natural to be who i am, but i later learned that its just more than natural. Being two spirited is being able to grasp both spirits inside yourself and use both your feminine and [...]

International Two Spirit Gathering this weekend!

Posted October 8th, 2009 by Aniska Youth Line | No Comments

This weekend is the 21st Annual  International Two Spirit Gathering, which brings together Two Spirited folks from all over to learn, plan and share (check out the link for background info on the formation and history of the Gathering and the plan for this year). Oh, how I wish I was there! Lucky for me, [...]