How Jack Saddleback is reclaiming queer and transgender Indigenous identities
Jack Saddleback remembers growing up on his home reserve of Samson Cree Nation, Alta., as "a time of pure happiness."
“Within Cree culture — within many First Nations cultures — so long as the child is happy the community is happy.”
Saddleback is Cree. He’s two-spirit. And he’s a transgender gay man. Speaking to Unreserved host Rosanna Deerchild, he laughed as he acknowledged the many different identities he carries with him.
“My identity has been a constant coming out, I suppose, in more ways than one.”