UWinnipeg adds to two-spirit archive thanks to donations from activist Albert McLeod

The University of Winnipeg is adding to its two-spirit archive, thanks to donations from local two-spirit activist Albert McLeod. The archive—which CBC reports is the most comprehensive of its kind in Canada—includes items such as newsletters, journals, magazines, poetry, textiles, and art. “Our vision was really to create an [archive] that helps support the two-spirit community, told the stories of two-spirit people who had been erased in Canada’s documentary heritage due to colonization and homophobia and transphobia,” said UWinnipeg Archivist and Digital Curator Brett Lougheed. The archive is continuing to grow, with a number of its collections accessible online to anyone. “Whatever the community finds to be of value, that is something that we are interested in preserving and providing access to,” said Lougheed.

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