In 2021, the theme for Diné Pride is a focus on honoring all Indigenous Womxn who continue to uplift communities, lead our movements & are the changemakers for our Sovereign Nations. Before Manifest Destiny, the forced removal of Native children to boarding schools, the Women's Suffrage Movement, & the Stonewall riots in New York City - our Indigenous Womxn have been at the forefront protecting sacred knowledge, passing forth our oral tradition, and raising resilient Tribal Nations. We will continue to honor the role of our matriarchs for generations to come.
THE LARGEST INDIGENOUS LGBTQIA+ PRIDE
Your contribution will launch our movement forward as we bring LGBTQ+ inclusive events to the most rural and urban areas of the Navajo Nation.
Our Pride Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. From our hard-working volunteers to our staff, each person is leading this movement.
Navajo COVID Relief
Your online information resource for all things related to our fight on the Navajo Nation against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit our virtual art gallery showcasing Indigenous LGBTQ+ Artists from around the globe.
In response to requests from American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, Western States Center partnered with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the Center for Native American Youth, and the Native Youth Leadership Alliance to develop a resource toolkit for and with young Native leaders.
Indigenizing Love is written to support Native youth, tribal communities, Two-Spirit and Native LGBTQIA+ collectives, community leaders, and partners who intend to better understand and support our Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ communities.
We will honor & celebrate our LGBTQIA+ relatives & reaffirm the sacredness of their identities.
There are countless socio-economic & educational disparities that impact our community. Diné Pride will reintroduce traditional knowledge & teachings that kept our LGBTQIA+ relatives safe & revered - the way our culture recognized at one point in history.
Executive Director, Diné Pride
Founder, Diné Equality
"Long before the forced removal of our youth to Christian boarding schools, or the Stonewall riots, the Civil Rights Movement, and marriage equality being guaranteed by the Obergefell v. Hodges case - our Indigenous Nations recognized our existence as LGBTQIA+ warriors since time immemorial. We acknowledge our Trans women of color for their leadership through the hardest of times. Being gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, queer, and two-spirit meant you were a sacred human being that was revered through history by the people.
Our Indigenous mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters are recognized for their courage, uplifted for their leadership, must be protected against violence, and are honored as the matriarchs of our Sovereign Nations that carry our oral tradition. This is Pride for us. Through their sacred knowledge can we only remain resilient.
That is what we are fighting to reclaim - resilient families, respect for our sovereignty, & our right to be who we are."
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Curtis Berry | Creative Director
Tomahawk Martini | Entertainment Director
Brennen Yonnie | Finance Director
Raphael Begay | Art Director
Raymona Uentillie | Sales Director
Josie Raphaelito | Program Director
Francis Geronimo Louie | Youth Director
Trish Arviso | Business Director
Leslie Lewinsky | Outreach Director
Nicole Johnny | Academic Director
Sheila Redhouse | Volunteer Director
Té Diamond Titla | Outreach Director
Nicole Garcia | Logistics Director