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First of its kind: Six Nations celebrates aboriginal Pride – Hamilton Spectator

July 27, 2015

Event believed to be the first official First Nations Pride event in Canada

Canada’s first on-reserve aboriginal Pride event started with a question from a nine-year-old girl.

Six Nations resident Myka Burning was chatting with her daughter, Meryk, about what it means to be a member of the LGBTQ community and this summer’s Pride celebrations. Meryk then asked a question that startled her mother: are there gay aboriginal people?

That prompted Burning to help organize the inaugural Six Nations pride event, believed to be the first of its kind in aboriginal communities across Canada.

Read More: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5752128-first-of-its-kind-six-nations-celebrates-aboriginal-pride/

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