2SPR- Two Spirit Press Room- is a GLBT Native media cultural literacy project. During the past 2 years in the US, Native glbt people have increasingly seen public figures in front of the camera or microphone, as well as behind the scenes, attempting to weaken traditions within our wisdom cultures, our religous freedom, as well as support for programs that serve the basic well being of our communities.
2SPR appeared in order to bridge the gap between cultural literacy for press and media, as well as media literacy for Indigenous GLBT communities. This project is a nexus for community building through the arts, Native voices and Women in Leadership.
Minnesota welcomes Native community members, their partners and families, to the place where The Basket and the Bow was hosted in 1988, and which gave rise to the annual GLBT Native Gathering.
*Tim Hays*, classical pianist
Tim discusses Native American composer Dr. Louis Ballard:http://www.omhof.com/news/Inductees/Dr.LouisBallard-2-1.html (Quapaw/Cherokee) whose composition Four American Indian Preludes (1963) he performed on February 5, 2008 in Minneapolis for a benefit performance for Two Spirit Press Room and the 2008 20th International Two Spirit Gathering
other works performed were by Bach, Scarlatti, Bartok, Debussy
My Gypsy Soul
Dance with the Wind
Silver Wave Records
Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice
The Musician Who Became A Bear: A Tribute to Pepper