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Welcome to the Native Women's Association of Canada Website

Welcome to the Native Women's Association of Canada Website

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies. As a national organization representing Aboriginal women since 1974, NWAC’s mandate is to achieve equality for all Aboriginal women in Canada. NWAC is actively involved with partner organizations across the globe towards this goal, including the United Nations and Amnesty International to end the discrimination against Indigenous women.

NWAC in Action

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Canada Commits ‘Grave Violation’ of Rights of Aboriginal Women and Girls:

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Releases Report on Inquiry

(March 6, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) In a report released today, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) concludes that Canada’s ongoing failure to address the extreme violence against Aboriginal women and girls constitutes a “grave violation” of their human rights. 

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WORKING TOGETHER TO PREVENT AND ADDRESS VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS

(February 28, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) - Indigenous families and leaders, Premiers, provincial and territorial Ministers and representatives and Ministers from the Government of Canada met yesterday in Ottawa on needed action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls.

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NWAC Announces New Interim President

(February 11, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) - The Native Women’s Association of Canada is announcing a change in leadership. Effective immediately, current President, Michèle Audette has stepped down and 1st Vice President, Dr. Dawn Harvard, will take over as interim President for the remainder of the term.   

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