Monday, October 8, 2007

A story for Native American Day

This Native American Day, I'm reflecting that LGBT people have been here in Dakota Territory for a very long time, and have earned our respect and deserve dignity.

There are lots of important ways to observe Native American Day from this long-ignored viewpoint...

1. Buy some cool stuff to support NativeOut.
2. Support The Center's Two Spirit program in Rapid City. Just email for more details.
3. If you have the knowledge, please add to the Wikipedia entry for Two Spirit. It needs some loving attention!
4. Read a story: We'wha: Zuni Man/Woman by Laura Darlene Lansberry

In the words of a Crow traditionalist, "We don't waste people the way white society does. Every person has their gift." --
Roscoe, Will, ed. Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology. p. 47
Blessings to all!

Comments and links are welcome...

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