The Alberta Two-Spirit community will welcome delegates to the 14th Annual Two-Spirit Gathering at a foothills location in southwestern Alberta Aug. 12-15. The gathering will take place at the Nakoda Lodge onthe Morley Indian Reservation near Calgary.

Organizers promise unparalleled Two-Spirit company and humor, great scenery, information and workshops, spiritual and cultural activities, and plenty of recreation and fun.

The Gathering is a non-alcohol and nondrug use event, and any infractions will not be tolerated. The Gathering is designed for Indigenous Two-Spirit men or women to join other Two-Spirited people in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

The Gathering for this year has been designed with some structure while allowing for flexibility so that delegates have much opportunity to meet and greet their brothers and sisters. As is customary, the sacred fire, sweatlodge, talking/healing circles, feast, powwow night, giveaway and the humourous no-talent show will form this year’s Gathering as well. Organizers are structuring the event to include plenary speakers at the beginning of each day and then breaking off into smaller concurrent workshops for the remainder of the day. They expect each day to end in closing sharing circles. There will also be meetings of interest i.e. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and so on.

For more information, go to or contact Chief George Poitras Winston Thompson at (780) 715-6206 or(403) 228-0095. Email: or