The Board of Directors hold responsibility for the overall governance of NWAC and passes all resolutions with regard to new initiatives undertaken by NWAC personnel and its members. The Board meets on a regular basis to evaluate, review, and provide direction to the President, PTMAs, and the National and Satellite Offices.
NWAC’s Board of Directors consists of 20 members:
- One (1) president
- Thirteen (13) regional representatives
- Four (4) of which are also regional executive leaders
- Four (4) regional elders
- Four (4) regional youth representatives; elected by the NWAC Youth Council
Current Board of Directors
A member of BC’s Shackan First Nation and former President of the BC Native Women’s Association, Francyne has committed herself to empowering Indigenous women and girls through her work and philanthropic efforts. Primarily working in human resource management, she’s successfully accessed funding for community economic development, advocated along with families for a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and fostered partnerships with BC Aboriginal agencies to empower Indigenous communities to take their rightful leadership role locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is honored and looking forward to working with and representing the many Aboriginal women across Canada as NWAC’s interim President.
Dawn Lavell-Harvard, PhD.
Ontario Native Women’s Association
Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle
Manitoba Moon Voices Inc.
Alberta Aboriginal Women’s Society
Newfoundland Native Women’s Association
Quebec Native Women Inc.
Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council
Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI
Native Women’s Association of the NWT
Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association
BC Native Women’s Association
Indigenous Women’s Association of the Maliseet and Mi’qmaq Territory
Salena Roseann Sylvester
Samantha Lee Dawson