aN INDIGENOUS LGBTQIA+ CELEBRATION
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.
In 2021, Diné Pride will honor 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 Sovereign Nations. We will continue to honor the role of our matriarchs for generations to come.
We will honor & celebrate our LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ relatives safe & revered - the way our culture recognized at one point in history.
Long before the Stonewall riots, the Obergefell v. Hodges case guaranteeing marriage equality, or the forced removal of our youth to boarding schools - our people recognized our existence in history. Being LGBTQIA+ meant you were a sacred being that was revered. Our Indigenous mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters are to be uplifted, protected, and honored as the matriarchs of our Sovereign Nations. Through their leadership, we are resilient. That is what we are advocating for - families, sovereignty, & our right to be.
Executive Director, Diné Pride
Lead Organizer, Diné Equality
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Curtis Berry | Creative Director
Tomahawk Martini | Entertainment Director
Rapheal Begay | Art Director
Brennen Yonnie | Finance Director
Raymona Uentillie | Sales Director
Josie Raphaelito | Program Director
Francis Geronimo Louie | Youth Director
Trish Arviso | Business Director
Nicole Garcia | Membership Director
Sheila Redhouse | Board of Director
Nicole Johnny | Academic Director
Té Diamond Title | Board of Director
Leslie Lewinsky | Board of Director