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Women's Health Issues. More important, both types of mastery can be developed even if at the present time Native women experience formidable structural barriers to exercising complete agency in their lives, including boundary violations at multiple levels and the failure of the criminal justice system to effectively protect them. Some two-spirit societies past and present include: Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
In the Mojave tribe, for instance, they frequently become medicine persons and, like all who deal with the supernatural, are at risk of suspicion of witchcraftnotably in cases of failed harvest or of death.