NEWS ADVISORY: NWAC to partake in historic meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau
(December 16, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada is honoured to be meeting with the Government of Canada today.
NWAC President Dawn Lavell-Harvard will be meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau to outline our social, political and economic priorities as Indigenous women across Canada.
A subsequent meeting with Ministers Carolyn Bennett, Patty Hajdu and Jodi Wilson-Raybould along with NWAC Board Members from across the country concerning the critical work NWAC has undertaken over its past four decades as an organization, and outlining priorities concerning the forthcoming national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, will be held today also.
These historic meetings will be taking place on Parliament Hill today from 9:00am to 4:00pm EST.
Dawn Lavell-Harvard will have media availability today after 4:30pm EST.
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.