Ottawa, ON, March 23, 2020 – On behalf of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Board, staff and management would like to offer prayers and condolences to the family of Ann Batisse.

Ann brought over 20 years of experience to her profession as a life coach and mentor with a specialty in Indigenous mentoring, job readiness training, and program and proposal development.  She has held senior management positions in aboriginal/Native American organizations, including executive director of NWAC’s Ontario Member Association; founder of the Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group; and Board and Council member of the Matachewan First Nation Band and Economic Development Councils.

“Ann was a long-time advocate of Indigenous women’s rights. As a life coach and mentor, she offered wisdom and support to Indigenous women, girls and youth, helping them attain their personal, employment and career goals. She also had a specific interest in developing and providing culturally specific, community-based programs and services,” stated NWAC President, Lorraine Whitman. “We will all miss her terribly.”

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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.

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