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Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits records
2019-81  
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Description
Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) is a volunteer organization whose self-described mission it is “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.” The collection consists of bylaws, administrative and financial records, meeting minutes, grant applications, materials relating to the organization’s yearly Two-Spirit Gatherings and similar events, newsletters, fliers, early website printouts, and related materials.
Background
Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) is a volunteer organization whose self-described mission it is “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.” A volunteer organization, it offers “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.”
Extent
1.25 linear feet (one carton)
Restrictions
Copyright to material has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.