Are you an Indigenous female or 2SLGBTQQIA+ entrepreneur?

We want to hear how you and your business have been impacted by COVID-19. Survey participants will receive a special gift package or may choose to have a donation of $40 on your behalf to the NWAC Resiliency Lodge which will be used to assist First Nations, Metis and Inuit Women on the path to recovery from violence. This is an important opportunity for women and gender-diverse Indigenous entrepreneurs to make their voices heard, and support us in advocating for you to government.

Click here to take the survey or participate in a 20-30 minute phone interview – email

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Register now for our Indigenous Women’s Voices on Ocean Protection Webinar!

This event will showcase Indigenous women, gender diverse and Two-Spirit perspectives on water resources, marine safety, and environmental protection. We will also present the results of NWAC’s ongoing work on marine traffic safety and ocean/waterway environmental protection.

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Check out Kci-Niwesq, our new monthly magazine that tells the fascinating, heart-warming, and sometimes poignant stories of the Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people of Canada. Kci-Niwesq is a Maliseet phrase that means the great spirit of the female side of all life and all things. Kci-Niwesq will tell the tales that might otherwise go untold. It will introduce readers to Indigenous elders and youth and those in between, highlight the issues that are important to them, and talk about the ways that NWAC is working to make their lives better.Read Kci-Niwesq now, and subscribe.

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Help support the women and families of many Indigenous nations

Native Women’s Association of Canada

The National Voice for Indigenous Women since 1974

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, Métis and Inuit women. NWAC is an aggregate of thirteen Native women’s organizations from across Canada and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1974. Much like a “Grandmother’s Lodge”, we as aunties, mothers, sisters, brothers and relatives collectively recognize, respect, promote, defend and enhance our Native ancestral laws, spiritual beliefs, language and traditions given to us by the Creator.

National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

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Reports, Vigils and Honouring Women


Recent News

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Lorraine Whitman NWAC President

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Lorraine Whitman (“Grandmother White Sea Turtle”), daughter of the late Chief Joseph Peters and Doris (Brooks) Peters and granddaughter of the late Chief Louis Peters of Bear River, is a member of Glooscap First Nation in Nova Scotia.

President’s Corner

To Our NWAC Store Customers:

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As our first priority is the continued safety of our employees, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we are unable to fulfill any new customer orders. Until further notice, our NWAC store will suspend its operations. We appreciate your support and understanding of this decision and look forward to reopening when circumstances improve.

Calling All Indigenous Women Artists:

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NWAC Issues a Call-Out for Metis, Inuit and First Nations Art.

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