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Hidden and Uncounted-Native Two Spirit People and HIV/AIDS November 16, 2016

Sadé Heart of the Hawk, Two Spirit First Nations Mi’kmaq According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), when population size was taken into account, Native American and Alaskan Native people ranked third after African Americans and Latinos in an analysis of reported HIV/AIDS diagnoses through 2005.1 Native American and Alaskan Native men who have sex with men (MSM) and Native American and Alaskan Native MSM with a history of injection drug use (MSM-IDU) made up 58 percent and…

Registration for the EC2SS Gathering and Powwow now open July 24, 2016

Honoring Our Elders is the theme for this year’s EC2SS Gathering and Powwow. Please read the following very carefully… There are many important changes to the ways in which we have been required to structure this Gathering for 2016. Because of the increase in the costs for the Camp, for food, for our Two Spirit drum and singers to come from OK, for our local Haudenosaunee drum, for security and for other expenses associated with putting on this Gathering, we…

Generation Indigenous—A Reason to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month November 23, 2015

By, Sadé Ali Heart of the Hawk I grew up hearing that what we do today will affect us for seven generations into the future. As a child, I neither understood nor appreciated the power of that statement, which I heard endlessly from my grandmothers and aunties. Pondering our rich Native American heritage, which our nation commemorated last month, I view today with a wide lens the struggles of my Indigenous family across the United States and Canada—the more than…

World AIDS Day Event November 16, 2015

Join our community as we navigate through Indigenous Storytelling. Short Film Screenings, Artwork and Panel discussions about increasing prevention awareness of HIV/AIDS and our hopes from the future in ending this epidemic. Every year the month of December is synonymous with the holiday season and the arrival of winter, while few people are actually aware that December 1st is World AIDS Day. A day of both grieving and celebration, people affected by HIV/AIDS across the globe congregate to memorialize those…

East Coast Two Spirit Society makes the news at NYC Pride Parade August 10, 2015

Video courtesy of Melissa Makuriwa Ulto – Taino Nationhttp://www.Multo.com A contingent of the East Coast Two Spirit Society made the news as they danced down 5th Avenue toward Greenwich Village for the June NYC Pride Parade, one of the largest Pride Parades in the US. Crowds cheered as EC2SS members, multi-Nation Two Spirit Natives and their Native allies, and others from the Two Spirit Native Community danced to powwow music and passed out fans with the EC2SS logo to the…



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