Bay Area American Indians Two-Spirits (BAAITS)
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.
Some of our programs include:
What does the term Two Spirits mean?
In many of our cultures, some individuals possessed and manifested a balance of both feminine and masculine energies, making them inherently sacred people. These sacred people were given many names and specific traditions within tribal practices. To honor the connection to specific Native traditions and build an inclusive collective identity the term “Two Spirit” was adopted.