For the first time, an Indigenous-themed float led the 30th annual Halifax Pride Parade on July 22.The float was submitted by the Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance, an organization that represents Indigenous LGBTQ and Two-Spirits in Atlantic Canada.
The float was submitted by the Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance, an organization that represents Indigenous LGBTQ and Two-Spirits in Atlantic Canada.
According to Halifax Pride’s board member Ellen Davis, the decison to have the Indigenous float lead the parade is to support community organizations like the Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance.
According to John R. Sylliboy, one of the co-founders of the Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance, the float itself was donated by the Glooscap First Nation.
Tuma Young, also co-founder of the Wabanaki Two- Spirit Alliance, holds the eagle staff as he marches behind the float at the Halifax Pride Parade on Sat.
Millbrook First Nation Chief Bob Gloade, left, marches beside Young holding the Mi’kmaq Grand Council flag.
Millbrook First Nation Chief Bob Gloade, left, Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance co-founder John R. Sylliboy, second from left, and Glooscap First Nation Chief Sidney Peters, second from right, marched in the Halifax Pride Parade on Sat.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also marched in the Halifax Pride Parade. It marked the first time a prime minister has marched in the parade since it first began in 1988.
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