Bay Area Two Spirit Pow Wow This Saturday

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 1st, 2014 Last Updated on: February 1st, 2014

Over 1,000 participants are expected at the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits' third annual powwow this weekend with drummers, dancers, and prominent movement leaders from across the country and Canada who will be ready to share their rich cultural traditions with family, friends and LGBTQ community members unfamiliar with Two Spirits and their role in the lives of Native Americans.

Watch a video from last year's event:


For more information on the powwow or the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits check out The Bay Area Reporter.

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Martin High Wolf

I’ll try again! Just lost everything I wrote. Not sure if any of it will turn up. So here’s goes. I was just watching a movie about WW2.
What I don’t understand is why after the war that Germay was rebuilt. I think it should of never been allowed to be a nation amongst nations. It should of been divided between the countries that suffered from their cruel war. My uncle fought in WW2 and was a decorated hero. At first Germany was divided and occupied. My father my uncles youngest brother was station in
Munich Germany as apart of that occupation. But as we all know eventually Germany was reunited. I know they seem harmless in the 21st century but they are already financially in control of Europe. I believe they should of never been allowed to become a nation again. Time will tell. So I guess what I’m trying to say is many native men fought and then came home to the same old bigotry. The US will give land back to Germany to become a nation again but refuses to return large tacts of land stolen under criminal administrations of the past. You would think that they would want to make atonement for their ancestors abhorible behavior. But no it doesn’t work like that. Germany was a criminal nation and the US is too and well criminals always stick together. I know this had nothing to do with the beautiful Pow wow last weekend but I just had to vent. I just hope that someday my people will again gain their sacred lands back. Like the Black Hills and Bear Butte. Maybe the US could do the right thing and give us all the National Parks. Can you imagine the revenue we would get from operating the National Parks as our own. We would indeed be a Nation on the world stage. We will never be completely excepted in the main stream of America because we aren’t immigrants. And America is a nation of immigrants. I recently have served on a diversity committee and have come to this conclusion. What are they talking about when they say diversity. The are talking about themselves the immigrants. Whether from Europe,Asia or Africa they are all immigrants and can’t and won’t ever connect in a meaningful way with us the original people of this land. Shooooo… I feel a little better now that I’ve gotten that off my heart. All my Relations…

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