PHOTOS: Maskwacis paints rainbow for Pride

On June 10, Maskwacis celebrated its third Pride day with a flag raising and painting a rainbow crosswalk between the Samson Cree Nation Band office and the Okeymoykisik Gas Bar.

“We kept it small, not too extravagant due to COVID-19,” said Chevi Rabbit, LGBTQ advocate and chair of Maskwacis 2 Spirit Society in a prepared statement.

“We wanted to send a message of love and inclusiveness to the community, so they know that even in the time when the Alberta legislature doesn’t keep a pride flag up for more than 24 hours, that they are loved, supported, and welcomed in Maskwacis.”

It’s believed that Maswacis was the first First Nations community to paint a crosswalk in celebration of LGBTQ2s Pride two years ago.

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