Pink Slip: Indigenous and Native people's experiences of sex, gender, and sexuality in the region

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Title

Pink Slip: Indigenous and Native people's experiences of sex, gender, and sexuality in the region

Subject

pink slip, indigenous peoples

Description

PINK SLIP: This pink slip marks the absence in this archive of the stories and experiences of Indigenous and Native people's in this region as it relates to gender, sex, and sexuality.

Undoubtedly, the Indigenous and Native peoples of this region--including the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations and peoples--had and have their own stories of sex, gender, and sexuality that merit inclusion in this archive. Many contemporary Native people's use the term "two-spirit" to indicate these experiences, though that term is not a historical term or one used by all Indigenous peoples. Nonetheless, many of the people described as "two-spirited" have stories and experience that pre-date the arrival of white settlers, continue through today, and have been minimized in history by an active and ongoing process of settler colonialism.

Existing documents and research in this area exists in this archive; however, they largely take the vantage point of white settlers. As such, they are not displayed at this time as doing so would likely re-inscribe the same colonial perspectives and views we are trying to avoid and counteract. These document may appear elsewhere in the project when they can be given proper context. Instead, in the interim, we are and will seek out relationships and connections with indigenous communities from this area that can better speak to these historical and contemporary issues. While we do this work, this pink slip serves as both a) an explanation to our visitors and b) an obligation and reminder to do this work. The pink slip will not be removed until a more just entry can be included.

Creator

Thomas R. Dunn

Date

September 27, 2021

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Files

Pink Slip.jpg

Citation

Thomas R. Dunn, “Pink Slip: Indigenous and Native people's experiences of sex, gender, and sexuality in the region,” Northern Colorado Queer Memory Project, accessed May 17, 2022, https://nocoqueermemory.omeka.net/items/show/193.