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In a candid conversation with Unreserved host, Rosanna Deerchild, Jack Saddleback, relates his experiences growing up on his home reserve of Samosun Cree Nation, recognizing his true gender identity, and confronting transphobia and homophobia as a queer, trans, two-spirit youth. He reflects on the effect colonization has had on the conception of two-spirit people within Indigenous communities and professes a hopeful outlook for a future of love and acceptance.
“We do have transphobia and we do have homophobia within our own cultures. We have to step up and we have to talk about these issues. Because when we don’t talk about two-spirit issues, we are continuing the violence against our own people.”
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