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Two-Spirit & Indigenous Queer Studies

Getting Started

Two-spirit and Indigenous Queer Studies is an interdisciplinary field grounded in the languages, histories, geographies, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples.Two-spirit (also sometimes spelled two spirit or two spirited) is a pan-Indigenous term coined in 1990 in Winnipeg specifically to distinguish the experiences of Indigenous people from non-Indigenous people. Two-spirit studies may (or may not) intersect with critical approaches, such as decolonization and intersectional feminist studies. 


For a current list of queer and two-spirit focused resources at X̱wi7x̱wa Library see here.

Featured Resources


Room 2112 in AMS Student Nest 

Out on the Shelves is a non-profit, LGBT2QIA+ community library built and cared for by volunteers, librarians, and librarians-in-training who are committed to anti-oppressive social justice work. Although we are located on UBC's West Point Grey campus, we are not officially affiliated with UBC or its libraries. Library cards are FREE!