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New online exhibit from the MCE: Decolonizing Sexuality

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Wed, 06/17/2020 to Fri, 07/31/2020

The Museum of Culture and Environment is pleased to announce a new online exhibit: Decolonizing Sexuality features portraits of Two Spirit individuals and their personal stories photographed by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish/Tulalip). These portraits are selected from from Project 562, in which Wilbur is photographing members of the more than 573 sovereign Tribal Nations. The mission of Project 562 is to celebrate cultural resiliency, showcase heroes, inspire younger generations and Change the Way We See Native America.

The term ‘Two Spirit’ is a kind of pan-Native term used to describe gender fluidity, a variance from traditional masculine or feminine physicality and performance. It’s also been described as “American Indians who define themselves as embodying both male and female spirits,” a deeper spiritual understanding of the four genders our ancestors recognized before colonization.

This exhibit invites you to bear witness to these narratives of resilience, struggle and identity, letting their words inspire your understanding of contemporary Native American Two Spirit culture.

To access the exhibit, click on the link below and then use the password: Project562  

(Photo of John Sneezy, San Carlos Apache . . . courtesy of Matika Wilbur)


Photo of John Sneezy, San Carlos Apache . . . courtesy of Matika Wilbur, Project 562







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