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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
Reports, Vigils and Honouring Women
Michael Melancon-Koffend Student Award
Every year, NWAC hands out the Michael Melancon-Koffend Student Award to 13 Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse students from each province and territory in the amount of $1,000. The bursaries are made possible by the generous donation of Marie Melancon-Ifram. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Applications are open until midnight, August 15, 2020.
Lorraine Whitman NWAC President
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.