Continuing our focus on Pride Month, the museum will screen the film Two Spirits, on Sunday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m.
Following the film please join us for a panel discussion with the film’s producer/writer, Russell Martin.
Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a motherâ€™s loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasnâ€™t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
Fred Martinez was nĂˇdleehĂ, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. He was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. Two Spirits explores the life and death of this boy who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender.
Two Spirits tells compelling stories about traditions that were once widespread among the Indigenous Peoples of North America. The film explores the contemporary lives and history of Native two-spirit people â€” who combine the traits of both men and women with qualities that are also unique to individuals who express multiple genders.
Run time: 65 minutes
Thanks to our sponsor, Salt River L.O.V.E. (Lifting Our Voices for Equality/Education), a grassroots group for and by Salt River Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBT/2 Spirit/GSM) members, open to all nations, where people can meet to discuss and share issues.
Sunday, June 23
11:30 am â€“ 1:00 pm