The Montana Two-Spirit Gathering is a retreat for Native, First Nations, and Indigenous Two Spirit people, their partners, family and friends.
For over 25 years we have been hosting our Montana Two Spirit Gathering
The Gathering provides a safe, healthy, drug and alcohol-free environment. Its purpose is to encourage all people to heal from damage wrought by racism, sexism, ageism, colonialism, ableism, transphobia, generational trauma and homophobia and the negative impacts these have on health. As well as acknowledge and celebrate our heritages and cultural traditions.
What to Expect?
Each year we host a variety of events, from presentations to pageants, in the hopes of showcasing the knowledge and efforts of our two-spirit community members. You can expect to see:
Traditional ceremonies, including tending a sacred fire.
Presentations on various topics from our two-spirit community and allies
A pageant/variety show, hosting the talented members of our community to showcase their traditional or contemporary talents.
A two-spirit powwow on the final night
Various vendors showcasing their crafts.
Time to spend with community members in various camp activities.
Each year the Montana Two Spirit Society chooses two individuals who best represent our values as a two-spirit organization. Anyone who has attended at least one gathering is able to run for either title, regardless of gender identity.
Each contestant will showcase a traditional number and a contemporary number during the talent show night and be able to express why they feel like they best represent our ideals for the next year.
Montana Two Spirit Gathering
Check in opens on the 16th, plan your travels accordingly. The Gathering ends on, August 19th, although attendees are welcomed to stay until Sunday if needed and checkout will then be August 20th at noon.
Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp
If flying in look into Montana, look into flying to Kalispell (FCA).
If you need a ride from the airport, reach out. We have a limited capacity for transporting guests.
Indigenous First Nations People, Two-Spirit Peoples and their Families.
Not Indigenous or two-spirit?
We welcome non-natives peoples who are sponsored by a native two-spirit peoples individual.
Curious about the Gathering? Have questions about Elder etiquette? Want to know what to bring? Any other questions?
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Registration Now Closed
We are now at capacity for our 27th Annual Montana Two Spirit Gathering and have closed our registration.
Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you next year!