Aboriginal women represent and maintain cultures rich in knowledge, history, skills, and environmental stewardship. Aboriginals’ close relationships and dependence on the land comes from their understanding that their life and livelihood is dependent upon the nurturing and caring of the land and the environment. In many communities, Aboriginal women are entrusted with knowledge to care for the environment and their families and communities.

NWAC remains active on the theme of Environment.  Please see our resources below for some of our work on environmental issues.


2015 NWAC Aboriginal Women and Access and Benefit Sharing Report

2014 NWAC Aborignal Women and Aborignal Traditional Knowledge Report

2010 Finding Your Voice: Environmental Toolkit for Aboriginal Women

2007 NWAC Aboriginal Women and the Convention on Biological Diversity Issue Paper

2007 NWAC Aboriginal Women and Climate Change Issue Paper