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Alberta Indigenous community welcomes first rainbow Pride crosswalk

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MASKWACIS, Alta. - A rainbow crosswalk in an Indigenous community south of Edmonton might be the first one on a First Nation reserve in Canada.
More than 15 volunteers painted the colourful crosswalk in front of the Samson Cree Nation administration building to celebrate Pride Month.
Chief Vernon Saddleback said he wants the community to be a safe haven for everyone regardless of sexual orientation.
“I have a niece who is gay. She just came out. It's her first pride parade this year,” said Saddleback. “She has finally come out, I'm really happy for her.”
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