Keioshiah Peter on Stigma Around Sexuality & Self-Love

Keioshiah Peter is a Diné non-binary queer femme and a sex educator and aerialist. They work with Rez Condom Tour to try and reverse the stigma around sexuality on the Navajo Nation by promoting healthy sexual expressions for Navajo youth, raise awareness about the need for sexual education and increase access to contraceptives for Navajo […]

A Word with OG Indigenous Drag Queen Landa Lakes

Only a few people I have met can boast a humble yet inspiring personality as Miko Thomas, also known as Landa Lakes. Originally from Oklahoma but based in San Francisco, Landa’s career spans decades and platforms, although her name is mostly linked to the two-spirit drag community.  Between participating in both American Indian and Gay […]

Katrina Brown Akootchook: Contemporary Creations of Culture

Blending contemporary with traditional, Katrina Brown Akootchook’s beadwork and designs she creates for her online shop are just as creative and cultural as the methods she uses to make them. What makes Katrina’s design stands out from the rest is their freshness; she works almost entirely in analog mediums. Her shirts, denim jackets, totes, and […]

Mohawk Two-Spirit Singer Shawnee Talks About her Latest Summer Hit, and more

With her music, First Nations two-spirit pop singer Shawnee (Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River) advocates for LGBTQ2S+ issues as well as the youth. Known throughout Canada as a rebellious, passionate, powerhouse female and award-winning vocalist, Shawnee surely created a buzz when she dropped a brand new track from her upcoming album. Shawnee’s […]

A Conversation with Non-Binary Indigenous Femme & Influencer Charlie Amáyá Scott

Although the U.S. is slowly moving towards equality for all, there’s still much work to do, mainly for higher education. In the realm of higher education, there are many challenges that black, brown, and LGBTQ2S+ students still face today. And no one understands these challenges better than Charlie Amáyá Scott, who’s on a mission to […]

5 Books Written by Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer Authors

Herre’s your reminder to take the time (tomorrow and every day after) to learn from and listen to two-spirit and queer Indigenous voices. Here are 5 books, poems, and stories selected by Lea of Gwaandak Theatre you can read today by two-spirit and queer Indigenous authors.  1. Disintegrate/Dissociate by Arielle Twist In her powerful debut […]

Fierce & Femme: Autumn White Eyes

Anishinaabe and Oglala Lakota jewelry maker Autumn White Eyes, a spoken word artist and multimedia storyteller, launched her online shop to create jewelry for people to feel empowered by their activism while expressing their style with bold and beautiful earrings and accessories.  Please introduce yourself.  My name is Autumn White Eyes and I’m from the […]

SWAIA’s Fashion Show is Now Virtual

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts is pleased to announce this year’s Virtual Fashion Show premiering at SWAIA.org—August 10 through August 16, 2020. SWAIA’s annual Fashion Show is produced by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe (Siksika Nation) showcasing the best of North American Indigenous fashion. “Indigenous fashion is continually changing, reflecting current culture and environment. This year’s […]

In Case You Missed It: PJ Vegas Dropped New Track “Pesos”

PJ Vegas (Yaqui/Mexican) is a musician who is continuing to prove he’s one the world needs to watch. Award-winning indie artist Vegas released a brand new track “Pesos” back on July 4th. There has never been a greater time to celebrate diversity and amplify minority voices in America, which is why Vegas has chosen this […]

Chickasaw Doctor Offers Tips on Dealing with COVID-19 Related Stress

Dr. Paul Emrich, Chickasaw Nation Under Secretary of Mental Health Service, says the Chickasaw people have experienced trying times before and will remain strong despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. “The Chickasaw people have been through many difficult times in the past and I think they’re going to continue to be unconquered and unconquerable,” he said. […]