In the words of Maxine Noel, a Dakota Sioux artist who has donated her beautiful Not Forgotten artwork to the Native Women’s Association of Canada, “Our women are our heart and our spirit, always honoured, never forgotten.”
There are 9.8 million biological, adoptive, and step mothers living in Canada, each with special gifts she shares with her children and her community. This Mother’s Day, make NWAC a part of your family and celebrate a mother in your life with a Maxine Noel Not Forgotten scarf. Colourful and bright, wearing it symbolizes your commitment to supporting Indigenous women and your recognition of our strength, resiliency, and value.
“The world we all live and move in, is a place of great and terrible beauty, of wonder, and of tragedy,” says Noel of her series honouring the missing and murdered. As the national advocate for the well-being and empowerment of First Nations and Métis women, we strive to create a life for our women that is full of opportunity and free from fear.
NWAC remains dedicated to raising public awareness of the systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women, campaigning to end violence against Indigenous women and girls, and making the voices of our women heard. In addition to our limited operational funding, we rely on the funds we are able to raise from individuals, businesses, and organizations.
This year, we invite you to become a part of our journey as we grow and thrive. We thank you for purchasing a scarf for your loved one, sharing widely with your network, and making NWAC a part of your family this Mother’s Day.
All of the proceeds from the sale of these scarves go directly to funding our work