Election of NWAC President

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Election of NWAC President

MONTREAL, (QC) July 11, 2015 – At the 41st Annual General Assembly (AGA), delegates of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) met in Montreal on July 11th and 12th to elect their new President. Close to 80 Aboriginal women representing their respective Provincial/Territorial Member Associations (PTMAs) attended the AGA and on July 11th elected Dr. Dawn Lavell Harvard of The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) to represent them. Dr. Harvard begins a three year term at NWAC, and in her acceptance speech announced, “I am extremely honoured to follow the amazing women and role models who were my predecessors as Presidents of NWAC. I look forward to continuing the work to ensure that Aboriginal women’s voices are heard.”

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.

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For additional information please contact:

Claudette Dumont-Smith
NWAC Executive Director
Toll free 1-800-461-4043
Tel.: 613-722-3033 x. 223
Email: cdumontsmith@nwac.ca
www.nwac.ca

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