“Two-Spirit” – Fiction, Facts & Misuse

My original post on the topic was way back in 2010, “Two-Spirit-Tradition, History & Future”, so I wanted to do an updated version because my knowledge expanded also, from the wisdom of Native/Indigenous scholars, elders and elders-to-be. This is information I share and include in some workshops or presentations if applicable, or if someone asks […]

#FilmReview: “It Is in Us All” is set in #Ireland but is it #LGBT Representation or Not? Absolutely!

The description of “It is in Us All” was strange and puzzling to me: “a sexually charged boy”. Was the film pornographic in nature featuring an underaged male participant? I wasn’t intrigued by that but decided to watch in order to disprove or better understand why it was phrased in such a way, especially when […]

For #IndigenousPeoplesDay, my #Essay: “When I Think About America”

Originally published at Medium, Feb 2020, as a #BIPOC #personalessay #flashmemoir. (Photo of my mother and son, taken by me, 1997) When I think about #America, I think of the multi-millions of #Indigenous peoples who were killed, who were raped, who had their children ripped from their arms or who died from diseases deliberately introduced. […]

“Native’ hobbyism Is modern day #Colonialism” my op-ed at @CBC @cbcdocs & The Things Forgotten in All these “Debates” on “#Multiculturalism” & #CulturalAppropriation

Following my participation, albeit a small but contextually accurate part, in “Searching for Winnetou”, the 2018 documentary film on Indian hobbyism, with a million dollar budget very different than my own “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” film, both in finances and tone, I was invited to write an op-ed published to CBC Docs. I […]