On the 40th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we launched our #AnswerTheCalls campaign for 16 Days of Activism. This campaign will run until International Human Rights Day on December 10. For the next 16 days, we will demand real action be taken to answer the MMIWG Calls for Justice to end the violence against Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people. Read more.

The next edition of NWAC’s e-newsletter, Shining the Spotlight, is here! Each month, we will highlight the significant undertaken by each of our departments. To read the newsletter, and to subscribe, please click the link below.

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Safe Passage, a database, mapping and training to tell the full story of the MMIWG crisis in Canada.

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NWAC’s news conference announcing our action plan: Our Calls, Our Actions

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Native Women’s Association of Canada

The National Voice for Indigenous Women since 1974

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, Métis and Inuit women. NWAC is an aggregate of thirteen Native women’s organizations from across Canada and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1974. Much like a “Grandmother’s Lodge”, we as aunties, mothers, sisters, brothers and relatives collectively recognize, respect, promote, defend and enhance our Native ancestral laws, spiritual beliefs, language and traditions given to us by the Creator.

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Lorraine Whitman NWAC President

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Lorraine Whitman (“Grandmother White Sea Turtle”), daughter of the late Chief Joseph Peters and Doris (Brooks) Peters and granddaughter of the late Chief Louis Peters of Bear River, is a member of Glooscap First Nation in Nova Scotia.

President’s Corner

To Our NWAC Store Customers:

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As our first priority is the continued safety of our employees, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we are unable to fulfill any new customer orders. Until further notice, our NWAC store will suspend its operations. We appreciate your support and understanding of this decision and look forward to reopening when circumstances improve.