Dr. Denetdale to the Newberry for Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexualities Symposium


Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexualities:

A Scholarly Symposium

This program at the Newberry Library, Chicago, highlights indigenous concepts of identity and sexuality that surpass standard contemporary gender binaries. American Indian and other indigenous communities have historically celebrated multiple gender identifications, including two-spirit peoples, as well as the unique roles that women and men contribute to warrior societies, political leadership, and home life.

The symposium will feature preeminent Diné/Navajo historian Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale, as well as other scholars and local community members, who will explore artistic expressions of this powerful, unique indigenous history.