What: 3rd annual Two-Spirit Powwow
When: Saturday, February 1, 11am–6pm
Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
How Much: The Powwow is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $10 is gladly accepted and appreciated.
Bay Area American Indians Two-Spirits (BAAITS) welcomes you to the 3rd annual Two-Spirit Powwow. The BAAITS powwow is a celebration of the diverse Native populations that live in and around the Bay Area. Many visitors from different tribal nations across the country will also be in attendance. There will be dancing, drumming, and singing throughout the day.
The Powwow grand entry begins at 12pm. This year’s head male and female dancers are Joey Criddle (Jicarilla Apache) and Terra Hartwell (Lheidli T’enneh). Vendors will present a wide array of Native arts and crafts from jewelry, beadwork, clothing, and drums. There will also be a fry bread stand. Fry bread is a Native food found at powwows all over the country. It is usually served with either meat or sweet.
If you have never attended a powwow, one of the most important etiquette guidelines are no drugs or alcohol. Please also ask permission before taking photographs of dancers or participants in their regalia.
BAAITS exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people. For more information please visit: www.baaits.org.