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
Executive and Regional Members
Francyne D. Joe
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 alongside 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 to work with and represent the interests of First Nations and Métis women across the nation as NWAC’s President.
Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association
Newfoundland Native Women’s Association
BC Native Women’s Association
The Native Women’s Association of the NWT
Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI
Mary Jane Hannaburg
Femmes Autochthones du Quebec (FAQ)
Quebec Native Women’s Association Inc.
Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council
Manitoba Moon Voices Inc.
Indigenous Women’s Association of the Maliseet & Mi’qmaq Territory
Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation
Alberta Aboriginal Women’s Society
Regional Elder Representatives
East Elder (National Elder Representative)
Regional Youth Representatives
North Youth (National Youth Representative)