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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.