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 info@thecenterwest.org 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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