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Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America

When: Tue., April 26, 12-2 p.m. 2022

Historian and author Gregory D. Smithers discusses his new book, "Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America." Drawing on written sources, archaeological evidence, art, and oral storytelling, the book reveals how the authors of colonialism’s written archives used language to both denigrate and erase Two-Spirit people from history. But as Smithers shows, the colonizers failed—and Indigenous resistance is core to this story. "Reclaiming Two-Spirits" amplifies their voices, reconnecting their history to Native nations in the 21st century. A book signing follows the talk. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001. This is a free event.

Price: Free

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