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 and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies. 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.


PRESS RELEASE: NWAC Announces the Winners of the 2016 Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award

September 30, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award. This bursary assists Indigenous women who are enrolled in post-secondary law studies or justice-related studies, and who are committed to the political, social, economic, and cultural advancement of Indigenous […]

PRESS RELEASE: Former BCNWA President Francyne Joe Appointed New Interim President of NWAC

September 25, 2016 (Gatineau, QC) – It is a pleasure to announce that former President of the BC Native Women’s Association, Francyne Joe, was appointed the new President of the Native Women’s Association yesterday at NWAC’s 42nd Annual General Assembly in Gatineau, Quebec. Francyne Joe was appointed interim President of NWAC after the former President, […]

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