NWAC Congratulates Jeannette Corbiere -Lavell on Being Awarded the Order of Canada

January 5, 2018 (Ottawa, ON)  The Native Women’s Association of Canada extends heartfelt congratulations to Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell on her appointment to the Order of Canada (C.M).

Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell has created a legacy of accomplishments throughout her lifetime for Indigenous women and this rare distinction honours her work. Through her dedication and tireless efforts to empower Indigenous women, the fruits of her contributions will be recognized for generations to come.

As a Past President of NWAC, her foresight and visionary ideas helped create opportunities and programs to challenge policy and open the doors of possibility.  To this date, those ideas continue to positively shape lives and empower Indigenous women from coast to coast.  NWAC President Francyne Joe stated, “The work that NWAC does for Indigenous women today is partly made possible by the incredible amount of work and commitment that Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell dedicated her life too. Without her contributions we would not have overcome the many seemingly insurmountable obstacles that Indigenous women have had to endure.”

Indigenous sisters everywhere celebrate the honour of Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell receiving the Order of Canada.

Thank you for your passion and innovative vision to empower the Indigenous women of Canada.


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