Ty Defoe operates at the intersection of various art forms to bring a much-needed perspective as an Indigenous, queer artist.

The Ojibwe and Oneida artist said it would be great to see more two-spirit artists being recognized outside of Pride month. Dafoe has not only worked on a Grammy award-winning album, but also as a dancer, actor, and writer.

“I would really appreciate and love if more folks begin to amplify stories and also invited and hosted two-spirit Indigiqueer individuals to create, to make, to just be part of the conversation,” Defoe said.

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Defoe is planning a first-time historic event — a two-spirit Indigi-queer pop-up powwow in Arkansas later this year.

Indian Country Today’s Carina Dominguez has more in her report:

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