Recognizing the difference in the needs of Two-Spirit communities from mainstream LGBT+ and Native American communities is not only important, but necessary for the liberation of this continent. Assimilation will not save any community, especially not Two-Spirit communities because assimilation asks us to dismiss a part of ourselves, whenever that part may be. Allies and Accomplices must learn must learn that only Two-Spirits know what is best for Two-Spirits.
The presence of the Two-Spirit people at Standing Rock was one example of how the Two-Spirit community continues to support the non-Two-Spirit tribal members. The Two-Spirit community continues to face obstacles within their own tribal communities of acceptance, understanding, and inclusion. The ongoing stigma, hatred, transphobia, homophobia, and discrimination continues to drive off Two-Spirit members away from their tribal communities for urban areas.