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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S50 - Two-Spirit Resurgence: Overcoming Archival Erasure of Two-Spirit People in North America

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The dearth of records documenting Two-Spirit people is reflective of how Two-Spirit people have been marginalized not only in our documentary heritage but their further marginalization within Indigenous and LGBTQIA histories. This session will discuss how curators at two academic institutions are working with Two-Spirit community members and researchers to steward Two-Spirit archival material in the hopes of centering them in the preservation of their history and the strengthening of their communities.

Lougheed: Overcoming the Archival Erasure of the Two-Spirit People of Canada
Cohen-Rencountre: Questions and Strategies the Two-Spirit Papers Raise
Mattson: Is a Decolonized Queer Archives Possible? Notes on the Tretter Collection's "Two-Spirit Papers"?
McLeod: History, Challenges, and Successes of Two-Spirit People in Canada

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Brett Lougheed

University Archivist/Digital Curator, University of Winnipeg

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Albert McLeod

President, Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc.
Albert McLeod is a Status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the Metis community of Norway House in northern Manitoba, Canada. 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... Read More →

Agléška Cohen-Rencountre

Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota
Agleska Cohen-Rencountre (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Their research is focused on gender & sexuality of American Indigenous people in 20th century South Dakota.

Rachel Mattson

Curator, Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, University of Minnesota Libraries
Rachel Mattson is the Curator of the Tretter Collection in GBLT Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA