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(December 12, 2014) (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) would like to congratulate Perry Bellegarde, who was elected National Chief at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly at the recent gathering in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
NWAC is looking forward to working with National Chief Perry Bellegarde to help push for an inquiry into the missing and murdered Aboriginal women, a national action plan to address violence and also to work on other key issues such as economic prosperity and stability, education, health and social reform. “NWAC congratulates National Chief Bellegarde on his victory and looks forward to continuing to work with the AFN on matters of mutual interest and concern. We wish him great success in all his endeavors as National Chief,” said President Michèle Taïna Audette.
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 wellbeing 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.
For additional information please contact:
Claudette Dumont-Smith, Executive Director
Toll free 1-800-461-4043
Tel.: 613-722-3033 x. 223