N’TACIMOWIN INNAN NAH’, Our Coming In Stories by A. Wilson

In her essay, “N’Tacimowin Innan Nah: Our Coming In Stories”, University of Saskatchewan professor and Opaskwayak Cree Nation member Alex Wilson explains that “people make the assumption that the two [in two-spirit] refers to male as one and female as the other, or vice versa. In my view,” she writes, “the ‘two’ refers to a range of possibilities, such as being in a doorway and being able to see both rooms because of perspective.” For some, two-spirit also represents their distinct First Nations experiences and traditions, and the way that culture and gender identity are tied together.

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