Accession 18.029 - Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Oral Histories

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Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Oral Histories

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  • Sound recording
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CA UWA 18.029, 18.030, 18.031, 18.032, 18.033, 19.022, 19.023, 19.024, 19.025, 19.026-18.029

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15 GB of wav files: 12 audio recordings
0.01 m of textual records

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(2018 --)

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Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc. is an organization that seeks to improve the quality of life of Two-Spirit (Indigenous lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people. It is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, and its activities include awareness workshops, community events, and activism. It has existed since 1986, co-founded by Albert McLeod; it was registered as a Non Profit Organization in 2007. It is one of seventeen organizations affiliated with the International Council of Two-Spirit Societies.

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The material was collected by the respective interviewers and saved on recorders on loan from the UW Oral History Centre. When the recorders were returned, the files were saved to the Oral History Centre's servers and then copied to a hard drive provided by the University of Winnipeg Archives. That drive was then transferred to the Archives.

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Oral histories with twelve individuals who identify as Two-Spirit conducted at the 31st Annual International Two-Spirit Gathering on August 4-5, 2018 at the Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre near Beausejour, Manitoba. Interviewers also identified as Two-Spirit. Training and equipment provided by the Oral History Centre with financial support from grants received by the University of Winnipeg Archives. Interview topics pertain to the Two-Spirit journeys and life experiences of these individuals. One interview was later destroyed at the request of the interviewee.

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  • English

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Access copies are available on the oral history project website:

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Textual records restricted due to privacy concerns.

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Copyright is retained by the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc. Rights have been transferred to the University for stewardship purposes.

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September 2021 by Brett Lougheed

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