The Native participants concluded that the term was insulting and part of the colonial discourse that continues to be used by select scholars who appropriate indigenous people's lives in various ways. Two Spirit is a term only appropriate for Native people. At Two Spirit gatherings and communal events, we can be Gay male native american indians saying prayers that have needed to be said for decades, and fostering healing to all present. Outside Indo-European-speaking societies, "gender" would not be relevant to the social personae glosses "men" and "women," and "third gender" likely would be meaningless. Jul 11, New Comment. These names and roles go back to a time before western religion.