Indigenizing Love: A Toolkit for Native Youth to Build Inclusion

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In response to requests from American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, Western States Center partnered with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the Center for Native American Youth, and Native Youth Leadership Alliance to develop a resource toolkit for and with young Native leaders.

Indigenizing Love is written to support Native youth, tribal communities, Two-Spirit and Native LGBTQIA+ collectives, community leaders, and partners who intend to better understand and support our Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Indigenizing Love refers to the idea of understanding and reclaiming our Indigenous ways of life (including kinship systems, shared values, and expressions of love), and resisting centuries of imposed settler colonial practices, policies, and thoughts that devalue our rights to share Indigenous knowledge and thrive. To Indigenize Love, we are rebuilding connections, kinship and relationships, and strengthening our abilities to love and care for all of our relatives.


Please fill out this form to request a toolkit. The PDF version is free of charge. If you’d like to be mailed a hard copy of the toolkit, please submit the form and then click the button below the form to pay the $10 printing and shipping fee.

Please reach out to us to discuss large orders. The cost of the toolkit will enable WSC to continue to provide resources and support to Two Spirit and Native LGBTQIA+ communities.

If you have any questions, email us at Thank you for your work to build inclusion.

Purchase a hard copy of the toolkit using the link below after filling out the request form.