Canada’s First Openly Two-Spirit member of Parliament is from Edmonton Griesbach

Edmonton Griesbach member of Parliament

Congratulations to Blake Desjarlais! Two-spirit – tastawiyiniwak in Cree. It means “the in-between people.” It is a word that was used to describe Indigenous people with both masculine and feminine spirits and also used to describe someone with same-sex attraction or who is gender diverse.

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