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Aboriginal Theatre

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia
Description
Overview of Canada's Aboriginal Theatre featuring theatre productions, companies, playwrights and performers.
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[Agokwe]

Alternate Title
Hinterviews ; no. 5, 2010-11
Media » Sound Recordings
Author/Creator
Suzanne Keeptwo
Ed Roy
Description
Director/dramaturge discusses development of the award-winning one-man show by Waawaate Fobister. Duration: 41:38.
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[AIDS to Native Eyes Part 2]

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Ken Harper
Melissa Hoskins
Harlan Pruden
Kent Lebsock
Curtis Harris
Louis Mofsie
Nataani Guthrie
Description
Video filmed during an exhibition entitled A 25 Year Retrospective of the Native American Response to AIDS through Poster Art mounted as part of the first-ever National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, 2007. Duration: 9:40.
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Arctic Critical of Four Dioceses

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Marites N. Sison
Anglican Journal, vol. 134, no. 7, September 2008, p. 9
Description
Introduces topics discussed at the synod of the diocese of the Arctic meeting in Iqaluit, Nunavut from May 27 to June 3, 2008. Topics included same-sex unions, welfare of youth, and housing issues.
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ASAIL: Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
ASAIL
Description
Promotes the study, criticism, and research on the oral traditions and written literatures of Native Americans. The website includes a Guide to Native American Studies Programs in the United States and Canada, a link to the SAIL newsletter and notes, recent announcements, and a link to archival issues of Studies in American Indian Literatures (SAIL).
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Baakaani-Inaadizi

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Cole Alvis
Pawaatamihk: Journal of Métis Thinkers, vol. 1, no. 1, 2023, pp. 9-10
Description

A poem about gender and identity.

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"Becoming Minor": Reading The Woman Who Owned the Shadows

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Renae Bredin
Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 6, no. 4, Series 2. Critical Approaches, Winter, 1994, pp. 36-50
Description
Looks at how Paula Gunn Allen has constructed a social identity that transforms the borderlands of reader, writer, and text to examine the issues of positionality and essentialism. Entire issue on one PDF. To access article, scroll down to appropriate page.
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The Berdache and the Illinois Indian Tribe during the Last Half of the Seventeenth Century

Alternate Title
The Berdache and the Illinois Indian Tribe during the Last Half of the 17th Century
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Raymond E. Hauser
Ethnohistory, vol. 37, no. 1, Winter, 1990, pp. 45-65
Description
Examines roles in central Algonquian society, how they were regarded and the disappearance of their place in their communities by 1698.
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The 'Berdache'/'Two-Spirit': A Comparison of Anthropological and Native Constructions of Gendered Identities Among the Northern Athapaskans

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jean-Guy A. Goulet
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 2, no. 4, December 1996, pp. 683-701
Description
Examines reincarnation of gender among the Dene Tha of northern Alberta and how dual gender identities may be created through dream interpretation and socialization.
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Bidwewidam: Indigenous Masculinities, Identities & Mino-bimaadiziwin

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Sylvia Maracle
Magda Smolewski
Katherine Minich
Lance Logan-Keye
Jessica Danforth ... [et al.]
Description
Twelve Elders who participated project were asked questions about men's traditional roles and responsibilities, changes which occurred due to colonization, and what is needed to see men achieve the good life.
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Blurs, Blends, Berdaches: Gender Mixing in the Novels of Louise Erdrich

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Julie Barak
Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 8, no. 3, Series 2, Fall, 1996, pp. [49]-62
Description
Discusses characters which exhibit traits of the opposite sex and cross the borders of expected behaviour. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll down to appropriate page.
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Book reviews

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Naomi McIlwraith
Troy Johnson
Stephen Warren
Sandra Faiman-Silva
Stephanie Fitzgerald
Marshall Joseph Becker
Andrew Wiget
Leslie D. Hannah
Jay Hansford C. Vest
Steven R. Evans
et al.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 32, no. 3, 2008, pp. 177-231
Description
Book reviews of 18 books: Before the Country: Native Renaissance, Canadian Mythology by Stephanie McKenzie. Beyond Red Power: American Indian Politics and Activism Since 1900 edited by Daniel M. Cobb and Loretta Fowler. The Head in Edward Nugent's Hand: Roanoke's Forgotten Indians by Michale Leroy Oberg. How Choctaws Invented Civilization and Why Choctaws Will Conquer the World by D. L. Birchfield. I Swallow Turquoise For Courage: Poems by Hershman R. John. Long Journey Home: Oral Histories of Contemporary Delaware Indians edited by James W.
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Buffalo Boy: Then and Now

Alternate Title
INDIANacts: Aboriginal Performance Art
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Ryan Rice
Carla Taunton
Description
Discusses how Adrian Stimson's anti-colonial, gender-bending persona is used to expose cultural and societal truths.
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Can You See Me? Queer Margins in Aboriginal Communities

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Andrew Farrell
Journal of Global Indigeneity, vol. 1, no. 1, Cultured Queer/Queering Culture Symposium, 2015, p. article 3
Description
Looks at the normalizing subjectivities of dominate groups and the resulting identity issues such as invisibility and isolation, as well as ways to overcome these forms of adversity. Accompanying interview. Accompanying presentation.
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The Case for Re-Framing Māori Suicide Prevention Research in Aotearo/New Zealand: Applying Lessons From Indigenous Suicide Prevention Research

Alternate Title
The Case for Re-Framing Maori Suicide Prevention Research in Aotearo/New Zealand: Applying Lessons From Indigenous Suicide Prevention Research
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Keri Rose Lawson-Te Aho
Journal of Indigenous Research, vol. 6, 2017, pp. 1-16
Description
"This paper describes Maori suicide prevention research as a body of knowledge dominated by Western mono-cultural and a/historicised analysis."
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Christianization among the Chumash: An Ethnohistoric Perspective

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
James A. Sandos
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 1, Winter, 1991, pp. 65-89
Description
Article attempts to examine some of the reasons the Chumash people elected to be baptized, the consequences for that choice, and the resistance (both overt and subversive) that they offered to Christian missionaries.
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Clinical Suggestions for Honouring Indigenous Identity for Helpers, Counsellors, and Healers: The Case of 'Marsha'

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Randolph Bowers
Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Health, vol. 3, no. 2, Indigenous Special Issue, 2007, pp. 89-104
Description
Explores issues associated with the healing and integration of race, identity, and empowerment highlighted by a case study of a 36 year old, female, lesbian, Indigenous Canadian, and immigrant to Australia.
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Complex Accountabilities: Deconstructing “the Community” and Engaging Indigenous Feminist Research Methods

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Gina Starblanket
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 42, no. 4, 2018, pp. 1-20
Description
Article critically examines the ways in which current standards around community-research partnerships tend to reinforce the colonial structures of heteronormative patriarchy, and continue to engage with Indigenous peoples as a single homogenous group. Author proposes Indigenous feminist and Indigenous women’s methodologies as a solution.
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The Complexities of Accessing Care and Treatment: Understanding Alcohol Use by Aboriginal Persons Living With HIV and AIDS

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Renée Masching
Coleen Anne Dell
John P. Egan
Nancy Gros-Louis McHugh
David Lee
Tracey Prentice
Lyanna Storm
Cliff Thomas
Amy McGee
Hugh Dale-Harris
Canadian Journal of Aboriginal Community-Based HIV/AIDS Research, vol. 6, 2014, pp. 70-94
Description
Study examined both the perspectives of the health service provider and the Aboriginal person with HIV/AIDS. Almost 50% of patients reported that alcohol played a role in becoming HIV positive.
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Contemplating Place in Nursing: Ontological Understandings

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Erica Samms Hurley
Keith King
Margot Jackson
Vera Caine
International Journal of Indigenous Health, vol. 18, no. 1, Emerging Research from a Post-Pandemic World, 2023
Description

A collaborative multicultural look at the connection between place and healing for Canadian nurses.  

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Contested Meanings and Lived Experiences of Two-Spiritness: A Systematic Review of the Canadian Research Literature

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Melanie A Morrison
Bidushy Sadika
Todd G Morrison
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 39, no. 1, 2019, pp. 145-168
Description

A literature review on research regarding two-spirit Indigenous Canadians, the communities hopes to return to a position of honour, and suggestions for future research.

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Contextual Understanding of Two-Spirit Peoplehood

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Mark Standing Eagle Baez
Communique, Special Section: Indigenous Peoples: Promoting Psychological Healing and Well-Being, August 2010, pp. xxxii-xxxiv
Description
Overview and historical look at Native American And First Nation communities and their attitude towards "Two-Spirit" personhood. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll to page xxxii.
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Cultural Investment: Providing Opportunities to Reduce Risky Behavior Among Gay American Indian Males

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Brian Joseph Gilley
John Hawk Co-Cké
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, vol. 37, no. 3, Faces of HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse in Native American Communities, September 2005, pp. 293-298
Description
Examines gender and identity, social acceptance by tribal communities and families, and health risks specific to American Indian gay men.
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Culture, Trauma, and Wellness: A Comparison of Heterosexual and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Two-Spirit Native Americans

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kimberly F. Balsam
Bu Huang
Karen C. Fieland
Jane M. Simoni
Karina L. Walters
Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, vol. 10, no. 3, August 2004, pp. 287-301
Description
Demonstrates that two-spirit people reported higher rates of childhood physical abuse, more historical trauma in their families, higher levels of psychological symptoms, more mental health service utilization as well as differences in patterns of alcohol use and were more likely to have used illicit drugs other than marijuana
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Culture, Trauma, and Wellness: A Comparison of Heterosexual and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Two-Spirit Native Americans

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kimberly F. Balsam
Bu Huang
Karen C. Fieland
Jane M. Simoni
Karina L. Walters
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, vol. 10, no. 3, Special Issue: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Racial and Ethnic Minority Individuals, August 2004, pp. 387-301
Description
Comparison of sociodemographic characteristics, Native cultural participation, trauma, physical and mental health and substance use.
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