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A Statement From NWAC President Carol McBride for Pride Month

Published on June 5, 2023

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“It’s June, which means it’s time to celebrate and shine a spotlight on Pride Month in Canada. The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is dedicated to upholding the wellbeing and safety of all Indigenous LGBTIQ+ community; who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or gender diverse, intersex, queer, questioning and asexual peoples.

The purpose of Pride Month is to create more visibility within First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities by supporting those who identify as LGBTIQ+ and/or who are organizing Pride events.

NWAC continues to celebrate all 2SLGBTQ+ Peoples lives’ & unique voices in resilience- standing against oppression & discrimination. No matter how you identify you are seen, heard & valued.

No more transphobia, homophobia, or shaming our Two Spirited and gender diverse Indigenous brothers and sisters. Everyone has an obligation to implement the MMIWG Calls For Justice especially Call for Justice 15.1 which calls on all Canadians to denounce and speak out against violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people.

It’s a priority to continue advocating for all Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ Peoples and to rid communities of any sense of discrimination. NWAC will continue to create much needed safe spaces.”

NWAC stands for the wellbeing and positive representation of all Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ Peoples across the country. Lastly, it’s important to celebrate Pride Month by participating in your local Pride events and community parades.

Happy Pride!”

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About The Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls, transgender, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.

À propos de l'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada

L'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada (AFAC) est une organisation autochtone nationale qui représente la voix politique des femmes, des filles, des transgenres, des bispirituels et des personnes de sexe différent au Canada, y compris les membres des Premières nations vivant dans les réserves et hors réserve, les Indiens inscrits et non inscrits, les personnes privées de leurs droits, les Métis et les Inuits. Regroupant des organisations de femmes autochtones de tout le pays, l'AFAC a été fondée dans le but collectif d'améliorer, de promouvoir et de favoriser le bien-être social, économique, culturel et politique des femmes autochtones au sein de leurs communautés respectives et des sociétés canadiennes.