Engaging Two-Spirit and native LGBTQ+ relatives in the Department of Indigenous Cancer Health’s work

A screenshot of a webinar discussing the meaning of Two Spirit people.

The Department of Indigenous Cancer Health is excited to announce our Two-Spirt project titled, “Adapting Colorectal Cancer Outreach and Screening for Two-Spirit and Native LGBTQ+ and Urban populations.” This project, funded by a one-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will engage Two-Spirit and Native LGBTQ+ leaders and allies from New York City to coordinate virtual roundtable discussions. We’ll invite participants to offer feedback and guidance on how to adapt education material specific to colorectal cancer screening and education to meet the needs of Two-Spirit and Native LGBTQ+ community members.  

The Department of Indigenous Cancer Health's staff is partnering with leaders in New York City to improve access to health education for Two-Spirit, Native LGBTQ+ and Urban Native American populations. The objective of this project is to further adapt already “Indigenized” colorectal cancer screening curriculum to expand our reach and build inclusivity to better serve all our community members, including Two-Spirit and Native LGBTQ+ and urban relatives.

Is this the first time you’ve read or heard the term, Two-Spirit? If so, we invite you to watch and listen to this short video with Geo Neptune, a citizen of the Passamaquoddy Nation and a person from the Two-Spirit community.