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Join us at the 43rd Annual Stanford Powwow - May 9 - 11, 2014.


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Our 3rd annual Two Spirit Powwow would not have been a success without the support from our community!  We appreciate all of your support through donations, volunteering, and coming out to our events.

Its not to late to donate! Your contribution will be tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Development, a 501(c)3 organization.

If you wish to make your donation online, please visit  Donation checks may be made out to “Seventh Generation Fund” – please write “BAAITS Powwow Donation” in the memo line, and mail it to: BAAITS, 1800 Market St. Box 95, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Many thanks to our amazing supporters who have already donated!


Bay Area American Indians Two-Spirits (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.

Organizational Description

BAAITS is a community-based volunteer organization offering culturally relevant activities for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Native Americans, their families and friends. Two-Spirit refers to the commonly shared notion among many Native American tribes that some individuals naturally possessed and manifested both a masculine and feminine spiritual qualities. American society commonly identifies Two-Spirit People as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender. Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits comes together to socialize, share and network in an alcohol and drug-free environment. BAAITS sees itself as an organization for Two-Spirit people to explore their rich heritage in a safe environment. To that end, BAAITS is committed to offering culturally relevant activities for LGBT individuals of Native American ancestry and their families and friends.

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BAAITS 3rd Annual Two-Spirit Powwow is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund.

The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visit