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Interview with Dioganhdih

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Dioganhdih was born on sovereign Haudenosaunee territory of Onondaga Nation. They are a two-spirit, queer, hip-hop artist, public speaker and producer. In this interview, they speak about their complicated relationship to New York State and its historical violence as well as their early education both on the reservation and in non-native schools. They elaborate on how their queerness and indigeneity felt held in Oaklands’ black, brown, and indigenous communities. Dio raps Pussy Vortex and Puff Puff Passion, and recount hip hop’s ability to story tell and explore all aspects of their identity.

Item Information:

Identifier
x633f123t
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Dioganhdih
Contributor(s)
Silverman, Aviva
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Nov. 12, 2019
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Puff Puff Passion
Pussy Vortex
Places
New York
New York
California > Alameda County > Oakland
New York > Onondaga > Onondaga Nation Reservation
Topic(s)
Anti-transgender violence
Black people
Gender diversity
Native americans
Native language and education
Rap (Music)
Transgender people
Two-spirit people
Resource Type
Audio
Language
English
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