Queer-Indigenous Studies

This list is provided by Dr Sandy O’Sullivan.

Roberts, Z., Carlson, B., O’Sullivan, S., Day, M., Rey, J., Kennedy, T., Bakic, T., & Farrell, A. (2021). A guide to writing and speaking about Indigenous People in Australia. Macquarie University. https://doi.org/10.25949/5tfk-5113


O’Sullivan, S. (2021). The Colonial Project of Gender (and Everything Else). Genealogy5 (3), 67. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5030067

Sullivan, C. T. (2021). Pussy Power: A Contemporaneous View of Indigenous Women and Their Role in Sex Work. Genealogy5(3), 65. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5030065

Day, M. (2021). Remembering Lugones: The Critical Potential of Heterosexualism for Studies of So-Called Australia. Genealogy5 (3), 71. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5030071

Farrell, A. (2021). Feeling Seen: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ Peoples, (In)Visibility, and Social-Media Assemblages. Genealogy5 (2), 57. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5020057

SOCIAL INCLUSION SPECIAL ISSUE: Young, Indigenous, LGBTIQ+: Understanding and Promoting Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Including articles by Corrinne Sullivan, Sandy O’Sullivan, Peta Phelan and Robyn Oxley, Mandy Henningham.

All articles found here:  https://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/issue/view/213


Lezard, P., Prefontaine, N., Cederwall, D-M., Sparrow, C., Maracle, S., Beck. A., & McLeod. A (April 2021). 2SLGBTTQIA+ Sub-Working Group. MMIWG2SLGBTTQIA+ National Action: Final Report. OFIFC: Toronto.https://mmiwg2splus-nationalactionplan.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2SLGBTQQIA-Report-Final.pdf

Then a few other pieces (open or free download access) by queer Indigenous scholars

Pyle, K. (2019) Ozaawindib, the Ojibwe Trans Woman the US Declared a Chief Ozaawindib’s story reveals important historical realities of queer, trans, and/or Two-Spirit experiences in North America, especially relating to the process of colonization and the erasure of people who did not conform to the accepted dominant standards of gender and sexuality. The Activist History Review.https://activisthistory.com/2019/06/13/ozaawindib-the-ojibwe-trans-woman-the-us-declared-a-chief/

Sullivan, C. T., & Day, M. (2019). Indigenous transmasculine Australians & sex work. Emotion, Space and Society32, 100591.


TallBear, K., & Willey, A. (2019). Critical relationality: Queer, Indigenous, and multispecies belonging beyond settler sex & nature. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies10(1), 5-15.https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/imaginations/index.php/imaginations/article/view/29422

TallBear, K., Willey, A., ANWEILER, R., COON, E., LAND, N., DUNCAN, S., … & WOLFSTONE, I. (2019). Critical relationality: Indigenous and queer belonging beyond settler sex and nature. Imaginations10, 1.


Whittaker, A. (2016). Queerness and Indigenous cultures: One world, many lives. Archer. Retrieved 6 August 2021, from https://archermagazine.com.au/2016/08/queerness-indigenous-cultures/

Wilson, A., Murray, J., Loutitt, S., & Scott, R. N. S. Queering Indigenous land-based education. Queer Ecopedagogies: Explorations in Nature, Sexuality, and Education, 219. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=aYsoEAAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA219&dq=Alex+Wilson+queer&ots=9iyd7MEbP7&sig=r0KX54s0R7riU1vleDZ2h5XIva4


I mentioned our journal: https://www.journalofglobalindigeneity.com

It’s all open access, and we welcome contributions from Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers on all things Indigenous.

Here are a few queer, Indigenous things from the COVID issue.  One by Alex Wilson, one by me.

Wilson, A. (2021). Queering Land-Based Education During Covid19. Journal of Global Indigeneity5 (1), 1-10.


(content warning for suicide mentions)

O’Sullivan, S. (2021). Lifelines: Reaching out in a pandemic. Journal of Global Indigeneity5 (1), 1-13.



Day, M. (2020). Indigenist origins: Institutionalizing Indigenous queer and trans studies in Australia. Transgender Studies Quarterly7 (3), 367-373.

Pyle, K. 2018. “Naming and Claiming: Recovering Ojibwe and Plains Cree Two-Spirit Language.” Transgender Studies Quarterly 5, no. 4: 574-588.

Robinson, M. (2019). Two-Spirit Identity in a Time of Gender Fluidity, Journal of Homosexuality.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00918369.2019.1613853


Tweetstream (that includes a bunch of open access articles by queer Indigenous writers)

https://twitter.com/sandyosullivan/status/1394086374622392321  –  #AntiColonialQueerness