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We are a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. We were founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.


The Native Women's Association of Canada presents Change The Bill, a call to action that aims to promote reconciliation through art by commissioning Indigenous artists to reimagine the $20 bill with the Indigenous women who are their heroes: Change The Bill
To support the movement, sign our petition calling for Indigenous representation on the next Canadian bank note.


Welcome to the 17th edition of Kci-Niwesq, the magazine of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). In this issue, we invite you to join us in celebrating the huge economic potential of Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender, and Gender-Diverse (WG2STGD+) People in learning necessary skills needed for jobs of today and tomorrow.


The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s National Apprenticeships Program connects Indigenous Women, Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people with paid apprenticeship opportunities in the trades. Kick-start your career as you gain experience in some of Canada’s most in-demand fields.


The latest edition of NWAC’s e-newsletter, Shining the Spotlight, is here! Each month, we highlight significant achievements undertaken by each of our departments. 


When you donate to NWAC’s Wabanaki Resiliency Lodge, you support the healing journey of Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
During this season of giving, please donate to the Wabanaki Resiliency Lodge.
Go to our link to donate here: https://nwac.ca/donate-wabanaki


Safe Passage is a community-driven, trauma-informed, and survivor centered initiative that tracks cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, transgender, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S+), monitors ongoing safety concerns, provides distinctions-based safety resources, educates the public and media about the MMIWG2S+ genocide, and honours our stolen loved ones.


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