This presentation will explore the work of various Two-Spirit artists, writers and photographers who contributed their artistic vision to the indigenous LGBT liberation/rights movement. Much of their work draws on a combination of traditional Aboriginal art, LGBT culture and aesthetics, and contemporary art/media techniques. The work of artists like Tomson Highway (writer/composer), Kent Monkman (artist/performance), Chrystos (poetry), Waawaate Fobister (actor/writer), Rosalie Favell (photographer), and Muriel Miguel (actor/story teller), will be included in the presentation and narrative.
Albert McLeod is a Status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the Metis community of Norway House in northern Manitoba. He has over thirty years of experience as a human rights activist and is one of the directors of the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba. Albert lives in Winnipeg, where he works as a consultant specializing in HIV/AIDS and Indigenous peoples, cultural reclamation, and cross-cultural training. Read more about his work on his website.