RECAP: Large Indigenous contingent marches in historic World Pride parade

By ACE AGOYO | July 2, 2019

NEW YORK, New York — A large contingent of Indigenous people expressed their unity, resilience and culture at the historic Pride March here on Sunday.The group, 150 strong, was the largest in the history of the annual parade, according to organizers with the Two Spirit Indigenous People’s Association of NYC. The march took on added significance as it recognized the 50th anniversary of the uprising at Stonewall, hailed as the birthplace of the modern acceptance rights movement. It was also the first to be designated as a “WorldPride” event.”This is a once in a lifetime opportunity” Trudie Jackson, a citizen of the Navajo Nation who ran for president of her tribe last year, told Indianz.Com.”As a trans woman of color, my representation here gives hope to the next generation,” Jackson said.

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