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Two-spirit people reclaim their place in Indigenous community

Coming into the circle, two-spirit people reclaim their place in Indigenous community.
Massey Whiteknife and as alter-ego Iceis Rain is a two-spirited Aboriginal person sharing the same experiences through business and rock and roll. (Supplied)

Coming into the circle, two-spirit people reclaim their place in Indigenous community.

What does beingt wo-spirited mean? Lorne Olsen explains where the term comes from and its connection to spirituality. 

He is now an activist and advocate for the LGBTQ community but growing up Jack Saddleback felt like he was in the wrong body. He shares how how he found himself.

When Ma-Nee Chacaby was 4-years-old, she was told that she had two spirits. But it would take decades more before she would understand and accept this truth. Now in her 60's, Chacaby has written a memoir about her extraordinary life.

For singer-songwriter Christa Couture, music has always been the space where she finds healing. She has had a long and complex relationship with grief. From her teenage battle with cancer, the loss of her left leg to that disease when she was just 13 and the deaths of both of her young children under separate circumstances, Couture remains optimistic.

By day Massey Whiteknife is a successful businessman. At night though, Massey turns into his alter-ego Iceis Rain 
a rock star drag queen who was discovered in a documentary called Oil Sands Karaoke. Now Massey and Iceis are on a new adventure — a TV show is in production called Queen of the Oil Sands

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