AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HEALTH OF TWO-SPIRIT PEOPLE: Historical, contemporary and emergent issues

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In the context of Aboriginal communities in Canada, achieving equity for Two-Spirit people is an emergent field of health research, which intersects with broad movements for both Aboriginal rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ2S+) rights nationally and internationally. Given that Two-Spirit people are largely overlooked in Aboriginal health literature, the purpose of this paper is to introduce the historical, contemporary and emergent issues related to Two-Spirit health.