One Nation Two Spirits … Our Native American Brothers & Sisters

One segment of our community which is overlooked, most likely not even thought of, are our Native American brothers and sisters.

I became aware of Two Spirits about a year ago when adding categories to my link blog LGBT Rainbow Links.

Aside from being part of our community, the history of Two Spirits goes back before the first Europeans set foot in The New World.

And up until the “taboos” set by Judeo-Chrisitan values, Two Spirit people were not only an accepted part of Native American society, they were often revered.

As I had nothing planned for today, what with the forecast of a potential NorEaster coming into the NY Tri-state area and not usually blogging on weekends, I decided to take the time to research and put together a posting at my blog at Hearst Newspapers.

I believe thus far, this piece took the most time to do, at least two hours, since doing the blog back in July. But the result was well worth the effort involved.

The piece ends with the following line from an article in the magazine “Indian Country Today” which reads, The film makes the case that in the 21st century we need to return to traditional American values – Native American values.

The film which the writer is discussing is the documentary “Two Spirits” which chronicles the brutal and senseless death of Navajo teenager Fred Martinez and also looks at the history of being one of Two Spirits in the Native American culture.

http://youtu.be/lpKaP6-1Bus

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