also some ppl might be interested in this article by Saylesh Wesley, who is a Stolo trans woman and PhD student, where she talks about her developing relationship with her grandmother regarding her gender–it’s interesting to me because Wesley notes that she was unable to find evidence of pre-contact language or even existence of Two-Spirit Stolo people, but ultimately her grandmother agrees to coin a word in Stolo for people like her

and it just feels really important to me, as I’m out here speculating on how we could invent words for “nonbinary” and shit in Ojibwe, that we don’t have to be beholden to the pre-contact, we can create these roles as a way of ensuring our own futures.

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