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bitterglitterqueer:


Lauren Chief Elk ‏@ChiefElk  Two-Spirit Is Not For White People - It Is Appropriation

Posted before, will again.
So fucking important.

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Transcript:
Title (diagonally across full page): 2SPIRIT IS NOT FOR WHITE PPL
Left side of page:
Two spirit ≠
both a masculine and a feminine spirit
the same as bigender
Two spirit =
indigenous ppl who don’t fit into the colonialist binaries of gender and sexuality
Two Spirit is a term invented by First Nations people in 1990 who felt like “LGBTQ” didn’t fit their experience as indigenous people.
It is meant to recognise the continuity of our traditional roles in our communities.
When non-Natives call themselves Two Spirit, IT IS APPROPRIATION
Right side of page:
1 in 3 Native women will be raped in her lifetime (90% by non-native men)
over 50% of Native trans people have attempted suicide
STOP COLONIAL VIOLENCE!
#idlenomore
Minosh dishinihkashonÂpihtawikosisân ayahkwew niyaBeojwitwedong shchi(?) niya
My name is KaiI am a Métis ayahkwew(Two Spirit) fromGreen Bay??oshi
(Sory for the omissions in the last bit - I had trouble reading in the lower right. Corrections greatly appreciated)

canonicalmomentum:

bitterglitterqueer:


Two-Spirit Is Not For White People - It Is Appropriation

Posted before, will again.

So fucking important.

Larger version of the image

Transcript:

Title (diagonally across full page): 2SPIRIT IS NOT FOR WHITE PPL

Left side of page:

Two spirit ≠

  • both a masculine and a feminine spirit
  • the same as bigender

Two spirit =

  • indigenous ppl who don’t fit into the colonialist binaries of gender and sexuality

Two Spirit is a term invented by First Nations people in 1990 who felt like “LGBTQ” didn’t fit their experience as indigenous people.

It is meant to recognise the continuity of our traditional roles in our communities.

When non-Natives call themselves Two Spirit, IT IS APPROPRIATION

Right side of page:

1 in 3 Native women will be raped in her lifetime (90% by non-native men)

over 50% of Native trans people have attempted suicide

STOP COLONIAL VIOLENCE!

#idlenomore

Minosh dishinihkashon
Âpihtawikosisân ayahkwew niya
Beojwitwedong shchi(?) niya

My name is Kai
I am a Métis ayahkwew
(Two Spirit) from
Green Bay
??oshi

(Sory for the omissions in the last bit - I had trouble reading in the lower right. Corrections greatly appreciated)

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victoriousvocabulary:

OBJECTIFY
[verb]
1. to present or regard as an object; often presented negatively, i.e. to degrade to the status of an object.
2. to make objective, external, or concrete.
Etymology: object, from Middle English, “something perceived, purpose, objection”, ultimately derived from Latin objectāre, “to throw or put before, oppose” + -ify, variant of -fy after a consonant, a suffix meaning “to make”, “to cause to be”, ultimately from Latin -ficāre, “to do, make”.
[Waldemar von Kozak]

victoriousvocabulary:

OBJECTIFY

[verb]

1. to present or regard as an object; often presented negatively, i.e. to degrade to the status of an object.

2. to make objective, external, or concrete.

Etymology: object, from Middle English, “something perceived, purpose, objection”, ultimately derived from Latin objectāre, “to throw or put before, oppose” + -ify, variant of -fy after a consonant, a suffix meaning “to make”, “to cause to be”, ultimately from Latin -ficāre, “to do, make”.

[Waldemar von Kozak]

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