Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard to address AFN on #MMIW today



Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard to address Assembly of First Nations 2015 Special Chiefs Meeting on national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls today


(December 10, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) ― President of The Native Women’s Association of Canada, Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard has been invited to address the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Meeting today at the Hotel Lac Lemy in Gatineau, Quebec.


Lavell-Harvard will be speaking to the Canadian epidemic that is missing and murdered Indigenous women, and reacting to the announcement from the Government of Canada confirming that a national inquiry into this crisis is finally underway.


Lavell-Harvard is scheduled to address the Assembly at 1:30pm EST, prior to the newly-appointed Minister for Indigenous & Northern Affairs, Dr. Carolyn Bennett.


NWAC invites Indigenous women and girls from coast to coast to coast to join this critical, historic conversation online by tuning into the AFN live steam and by following NWAC today on Twitter for live updates: @NWAC_CA.


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.


For more information or for media inquiries, please contact:


Jenn Jefferys
Communications Officer
Native Women’s Association of Canada
+1 613-722.3033 ext. 235  |   jjefferys@nwac.ca