Saturday, February 3, 2018

Notification: Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow at Fort Mason @ Sat Feb 3, 2018 10am - 6pm (PST) (Queer Things)

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow at Fort Mason

On Saturday February 3, 2018, the Seventh Annual Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit (BAAITS) Two-Spirit Powwow will be held at Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM with featured dancers making their Grand Entry at 12:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. It was the first Two-Spirit powwow in the world open to the public, and is the largest.

A powwow is a traditional Native American event that gathers all tribes as well as inviting non-Native guests to learn more about Native cultures. Last year the event welcomed more than 4,000 people and an even larger crowd is expected this year. Vendors will be on site selling frybread, buffalo burgers, Native art and jewelry, and other wares. This powwow features contest dances; all powwow dancers and drums are welcome.

"Two-Spirit" is a Native American term for people with both female and male energies. Two-Spirits may (or may not) also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. Two-Spirits often held—and many still hold— honored positions in their traditional Native American and First Nations communities. "Two-Spirit" is a pan-tribal term—it is rooted in the Anishinaabe term describing such individuals: "niizh manidoowag." This translates literally as "two spirits."

BAAITS Board Member Ruth Villasenor says, "For our people, a powwow is a social gathering that brings people from many of the 500-plus Native American nations together." She adds, "The reintegration of Two-Spirit people into the broader Native community is part of our mission, so this is an important step."

Powwow Coordinator Derek Smith adds, "This powwow provides a lot for a lot of people. For some non-Natives, it is an introduction to our people. For some Native community members it's a reminder of the role of Two-Spirits in our community. It's an amazing opportunity for healing."

At this powwow all Two-Spirits and LGBTQ people and their allies from all over the U.S. and Canada get a chance to come together to celebrate Native culture, build community, and express themselves.

The powwow features several head dancers who will honor the event as leaders:

Candi Brings Plenty (Pronouns: She/Hers & They/Them) is a Queer Indigenous, Two Spirit, cis Oglala Lakota Sioux and a descendent of Crazy Horse's Band. She is the founder of the Two Spirit Nation and led the Two Spirit encampment at Standing Rock for eleven months during the peaceful prayer movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline. As a Lakota cultural practitioner and through her spiritual activism, she works to bring her medicine to the Oyaté and advocate especially for the empowerment & visibility of Two Spirit warriors to reclaim their walk of life in the sacred circle.

John M. Sneezy is San Carlos Apache and Spanish descent. On his mother's side he is from the Istaan'Iye' which is a water clan and identifies the people that come from the under ground waters (Artesian). On his father's side he is of the rock clan Dzil tse'skitnn which is Mountain of Rocks Clan. John has been dancing since he was 8 years old as a grass dancer. Since 1993, John has traveled extensively teaching and performing about the Apache Culture and the pow-wow community. John is a singer and songwriter of traditional and contemporary Apache and hand drum songs. He also is well known for hoop dancing as well. He has performed with and shared the bill with, The Sneezy Boyz (his family's band), Apache Spirit, Ulali, Pura Fe, Yellowbird Dance Group to name a few. John has been working as a Certfied Nurse's Assistant for the past 22 years. John also does presentations on caregiving whose families have been diagnosed with cancer. John's goal is to return back to school to complete his education to become a Registered Nurse.

Head youth dancer will be Jarron William Richard Goggles-Lahr, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Browning, MT and Northern Arapaho Tribe of Ethete, WY. His Indian name is Little Singer, given to him by his Grandpa Professor Marvin Weatherwax. Jarron was born on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, MT and lived there until 2016. He is 12 years old and attending the 6th grade at Mother Load Adventist Jr. Academy in Sonora, CA.

Host drums include Southern Pride family drum from Oklahoma. This Southern Drum has been with the Baaits powwow since the very beginning. This drum group will be traveling to the Bay Area from Jay, Oklahoma. The group's members are Two-Spirit singers and drummers and their families.

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) is a community-based volunteer organization offering culturally relevant activities for Native Americans identifying as Two-Spirit and their allies.

Details for the 7th Annual BAAITS Powwow in San Francisco:

When: February 3rd, 2018, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115
Cost: Free, donations welcome at the door or at www.baaits.org/donate
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/101812070574564/
Parking: Pay lot on site, limited free street parking off site
Who should attend: Everyone is welcome. This is a family-friendly, clean and sober event. Street attire is encouraged for non-Natives. Please leave costumes at home. This event is wheelchair-accessible.

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