Please join us for the 2nd Annual BAAITS Two Spirit Powwow! Last year was a tremendous success with over 500 attendees. We welcome all two spirits as well as allies. Come one, come all. All dancers and drums are invited to join us. There will be contests for dancers, fry bread and Indian tacos, crafts and gifts for sale, a raffle, and most of all- community!" Our event last February made history as the first-ever public Two-Spirit Powwow.
We’re excited to announce Southern Pride from Oklahoma and Turtle Nation Singers from Livermore will be returning as our host drums! Also returning are Co-M.C.'s Earl Neconie (Kiowa) & L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva-Acjachemen) along with Erik Kimple (Blackfeet) as Arena Director. Head Man Dancer is Tony Aaron Fuller(Colville) and Head Women is Jarrica One Feather (Oglala Lakota).
Jr Girs Comb (6 to 12 Yrs)
Jr Boys Comb. (6 to 12 Yrs)
Teen Girls (13 to 17yrs) fancy/Jingle
Teen Girls (13 to 17yrs) northern/southern
Teen boys (13 to 17yrs) fancy/grass
Teen boys (13 to 17yrs) northern/southern
Ladies(18yrs +) fancy/jingle
Ladies(18yrs +) northern/southern
Mens(18yrs +) fancy/grass
Mens(18yrs +) northern/southern
PLUS HANDRUM CONTEST ON FEB 1ST AT Pre-POWWOW SOCIAL on Friday night for all our relatives coming from out of town!
EVERYONE WELCOME! Two-Spirits, Women, Elders and Children encouraged to BRING IT! RSVP at:
Info on hotel accommodations can be found online here: http://baaits.org/news-events .
We humbly ask those who are able to kindly consider making a donation to this year's Two-Spirit Powwow. You may send your checks made out to Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits to:
1800 Market St. Box 95,
San Francisco, CA 94102
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
HORIZONS FOUNDATION ** NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH CENTER (NAHC) ** NAHC MEDIA ** NATIVE AMERICAN AIDS PROJECT ** THE BRUSH ARBOR GURLZ ** SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE (PROJECT NUNWAY)** THE GRAND DUCAL COUNCIL OF SF's ROYAL WHITE KNIGHT ** LANDA LAKES ** MISO HORNAY ** COLLETTE LEGRANDE ASHTON ** GATHERING TRIBES ** NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS (NCLR) ** THE CHICANA LATINA FOUNDATION ** TURTLE WOMEN RISING (EAST BAY & ABQ) & AIDAN DUNN, IN HONOR OF CHIEF THERESA SPENCE AND THE WOMEN WARRIORS OF IDLE NO MORE ** MARY CHURCHILL AND BROOK LUJAN, IN HONOR OF RANDY BURNS ** DEB'E TAYLOR, IN HONOR OF LAUREN TAYLOR & GAIL MESSIER ** JACOB RICHARDS ** PATRICIA O'SAGE ** FIERCE ALLIES ** MARCUS & ZOE HOLDER ** CURTIS PONZI, FRIENDS & FAMILIA, IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US ** PAWS & CLAWS NATURAL PET FOOD STORE, IN HONOR OF AURORA BEARCHILD MAMEA ** FRANCISCO GALVAN & GENTE DE AMBIENTE (GELAAM) ** CASA DE CHOCOLATE ** THE GAY HIGHWAYMEN ** and our many other community donors!
For anyone interested in volunteer work for the powwow in February, please email [email protected] regarding all possibilities, including: Powwow Donations (financial and In-Kind) * Donating Raffle Prizes * Powwow Organizing Committee Meetings* Volunteering at the Powwow * Your Organizational Sponsorship * Program Ads * Sponsoring Contesting Categories * Cyber Marketing (Facebook and Beyond!) * Fundraising! *
First Congregational Church of Oakland (United Church of Christ)
2501 Harrison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Event on Facebook
2111 Franklin St
Bench and Bar
2120 Broadway Oakland
The Port Bar
Flora Restaurant and Bar
1900 Telegraph Ave
The Fox Theater
1807 Telegraph Ave