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Native Women’s Association of Canada Marks Remembrance Day 2015
(November 11, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) seeks to express our deepest gratitude for our indigenous brothers and sisters who gave of themselves the ultimate sacrifice, both voluntarily and involuntarily, throughout Canadian history. NWAC is also grateful to all those who continue to serve in our Canadian Armed Forces from coast to coast to coast.
This November 11th, NWAC will honour the lives of our brave indigenous women and men in uniform through the presentation of a commemorative wreath at the Canadian National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa.
President of NWAC, Dawn Lavell Harvard, Ph.D., expresses her sincere appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our Canadian indigenous heroes who serve, and have served, in Canada’s military.
“I am grateful to all of our brave women and men in uniform – past and present,” says Lavell Harvard. “If it weren’t for their bravery, Canada would not be the Nation it has become today. Today, indigenous peoples stand with all Canadians, Nation-to-Nation, and looks to the future with optimism.”
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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