NativeOUT voted to shift direction from being a volunteer local organization to a national organization. Over the years we have received a lot of feedback (both in-person and online) from Native LGBTQ/Two-Spirit communities, allies, and from individuals who feel isolated and long to be with other Native LGBTQ/Two-Spirit people. Our change in direction is due to this feedback. We believe there is a need for a national organization to provide opportunities to individual Two-Spirit people, Two-Spirit communities, and our allies who are interested in connecting (or becoming more connected) to other Two-Spirit people and/or informed about what’s going on in the Two-Spirit communities across Turtle Island (U.S. & Canada). Basically, we are building on the foundation our website has established since its launch 4 years ago.
We are still finalizing our mission statement, but so far we agree that our new focus is to:
Educate, connect, and empower Native LGBTQ/Two-Spirit people and our allies.