Marie Michael Library
This video examines the life and death of Fred Martinez, a Native American teenager who was brutally murdered. The film explores the history of Native two-spirit people, who possess a balance of masculine and feminine traits. Although two-spirit people were celebrated in many tribes, as Europeans began to arrive on this continent, Native views were met with resistance that resulted in tribal communities losing touch with their two-spirit traditions. This film demonstrates how they are revitalizing these traditions and reclaiming their place within their tribal communities.