The first Native American Gay and Lesbian gathering was held in Minneapolis in the summer of 1988. It was decided then that future gatherings would be held in natural spaces as opposed to urban centres. Since then we have travelled across North American to honour Two-Spirit people in their traditional territories. In this way, we reclaim our sacred roles and spaces.
Our communities are acknowledging our rightful place. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Belgarde holding the Manito Ahbee Festival and Pow Wow Eagle Staff in 2015. Eagle feathers were attached by Sky Bridges to represent Two-Spirit people.
The gathering is a creative space where artists, activists, and Two-Spirit Elders and leaders meet to share their knowledge, gifts, and skills.