It has always been the journey of the Native American Two-Spirit LGBTQ to encourage our people to get along and to love one another. Uniting Resilience will continue that mission in the public square and in national discourse through education and community organizing, while positively addressing the wrong that has been inflicted on Two-Spirit LGBTQ.
Our founders Muffie and Felipa have dedicated their lives through education and community activism, from building awareness regarding current laws and accepted practices within the tribal nation and state working with local, county, state, tribal, and national law enforcement to address hate crimes, while developing programs and curriculums for schools and educators to engage our youth on the experiences and challenges of being Native Two-Spirit LGBTQ.
We do this for our community, all people, and future generations.
We are advocates/activists for Native American Two Spirit LGBTQ to integrate the acceptance of ALL.
By addressing the realities of their own tribe’s non-existing laws of protection or rights to marriage equality the couples journey begin in May of 2019 and on July 8, 2019, ordinance #19-24 was enacted recognizing Marriage Equality for the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe, also, on September 4, 2019 ordinance #19-37 was enacted, amending the Hate Crime Law to include gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. Providing protections for all Two Spirit LGBTQ.
We give honor to all the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota-Oceti Sakowin Tribes of South Dakota, many more not listed here. Thank You all
Lakota Peoples Law Project
South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence, Pierre, South Dakota
Democracy In Action, Rapid City, South Dakota
NDN Collective, Rapid City, South Dakota
Black Hills Center for Equality, Rapid City, South Dakota
522 7th St. Suite 218
Rapid City, S.D 57701
We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.
Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 84-3023840
"It is ok to be who you are." Mitakuye Oyasin (We are all Related)
I AM TWO-SPIRIT
"I am proud to be Two-Spirit, I am proud to be Native,
and no one can change me nor the way creator sent me to this world to be."
Native American Two-Spirit
A culturally and spiritually distinct gender traditionally
recognized among Native American nations.