2015 American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow: Dance & Drum Festival | SF
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Cow Palace | 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA
Dancers and drummers (and spectators) are invited to join the 4th Annual Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits Powwow.
Two-spirit people is a modern umbrella term used by some indigenous North Americans for gender variant individuals in their communities. The organizers of the powwow say they are, “the first and only public two spirit powwow in the world.”
On February 6th, there will be a pre-Powwow Potluck and Drum Contest.
The event has doubled in size from 2014 and will take place at the Cow Palace in Daly City, just south of San Francisco. They welcome all two spirits as well as allies. All dancers and drummers are invited to join. There will be contests and specials for dancers, specialty food including fry bread and Indian tacos, crafts and gifts for sale, a raffle, and most of all, community.
The BAAITS Powwow has made history as the first and only public Powwow hosted by the Two Spirit community. In 2015, they’re excited that, for the first time, they will have three Head Staff:
- Head Woman Dancer is Jenny Davis (Chickasaw)
- Head Man Dancer is Jay Armajo (Arapaho/Navajo)
- Head Two Spirit Dancer is Sheldon Raymore (Cheyenne River Sioux)
The Host Drums this year will be Turtle Nation Singers from Livermore, California and Southern Pride from Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Their co-M.C.s will be Coy McLemore (Kiowa) & L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva-Acjachemen) along with Arena Director Erik Kimple (Blackfeet).
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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