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NWAC Undertaking Cross-Country Community Sessions on the Effects of the Indian Act on Women and Children

NWAC Undertaking Cross-Country Community Sessions on the Effects of the Indian Act on Women and Children Minister Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, announced the launch of the Government of Canada’s Collaborative Process that includes consultations on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nations Citizenship. The Collaborative Process was mandated by Bill […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 20183 Views

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NWAC Frustrated and Disagrees With 6 Month MMIWG Extension

NWAC FRUSTRATED AND DISAGREES WITH 6 MONTH MMIWG EXTENSION June 5, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – NWAC is frustrated that a full two-year extension has not been granted to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry. This will mean many families will no longer have their chance to testify. NWAC has always supported […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 20187 Views

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Category: IndigenousText

NWAC Executive Director Joins National Indigenous Financial Literacy Working Group

NWAC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOINS NATIONAL INDIGENOUS FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKING GROUP May 14, 2018 OTTAWA, ON – A new working group has been established within the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada that will assist in responding to the financial literacy needs of Indigenous Peoples, including Métis, First Nations and Inuit. Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 201812 Views

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NWAC Participates in Status of Women Conference at United Nations in New York City

NWAC PARTICIPATES IN STATUS OF WOMEN CONFERENCE AT UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY March 13, 2018 OTTAWA – (ON) – The President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is in New York City this week for the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. President Francyne Joe […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201830 Views

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Honouring Indigenous Women on International Women’s Day 2018

Honouring Indigenous Women on International Women’s Day 2018 March 8, 2018 OTTAWA, ON – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) celebrates International Women’s Day by thanking and honouring all Indigenous women in Canada, on Turtle Island and throughout Mother Earth for the contributions they make to the world everyday. Indigenous women are sacred and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201826 Views

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NWAC Supports MMIWG Inquiry’s Request For Extension

NWAC SUPPORTS MMIWG INQUIRY’S REQUEST FOR EXTENSION March 6, 2018 OTTAWA – ON – First and foremost, NWAC stands with survivors of violence and with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in solidarity – your strength, courage, and truth push us to keep working for meaningful change. On September 1st of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201826 Views

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NWAC Hopeful with Federal Budget 2018

NWAC Hopeful with Federal Budget 2018 Ottawa, ON – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased to see significant focus on Indigenous women in the 2018 federal budget. This budget has committed to investments in critical infrastructure systems, opportunities for women and healthier environments for Indigenous children. NWAC President Francyne Joe stated, “this […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201845 Views

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NWAC Sharing Knowledge in Bolivia, South America

NWAC Sharing Knowledge in Bolivia, South America February 26, 2018 OTTAWA – ON – The Native Women’s Association of Canada has accepted an invitation to visit South America to share experiences and best practices with Indigenous women in Bolivia. Executive Director of NWAC, Lynne Groulx will provide her profound insights, passion for Indigenous women’s rights […]

by pmnationtalk on February 26, 201838 Views

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Families Begin 150 km Winter Walk for Second MMIWG Inquiry in Northern Saskatchewan

FAMILIES BEGIN 150 KM WINTER WALK FOR SECOND MMIWG INQUIRY IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN February 9, 2018 – Ottawa, ON Family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from Northern Saskatchewan are in Saskatoon today to participate in a walk from the capital city, northward into Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The purpose of the walk […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 201847 Views

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NWAC Reprimands Media for Perpetuating Damaging Stereotypes in Tina Fontaine Trial

NWAC REPRIMANDS MEDIA FOR PERPETUATING DAMAGING STEREOTYPES IN TINA FONTAINE TRIAL February 1, 2018 The Native Women’s Association of Canada is adamantly opposed to the media’s use of victim-blaming rhetoric and negative, unfounded stereotypes in their reporting in the Tina Fontaine murder trial. Media outlets must instead focus on the actions of the accused. Victim […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201835 Views

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