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: Joint NWAC and Statistics Canada Report Shows High Rates of Suicidal Ideation Among Indigenous Youth

     October 13, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), in collaboration with Statistics Canada, published the report entitled “Past-year suicidal thoughts among off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults aged 18 to 25: Prevalence and associated characteristics” based on data generated from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey. The results […]

PRESS RELEASE: NWAC Disappointed With Lack of Progress In National Inquiry into MMIWG

 October 5, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – At the October 4th Sisters In Spirit vigils throughout the country, we heard family members describe their disappointment and concern about the delays in starting the National Inquiry.  The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) would also like to express our disappointment and frustration with the lack of substantial […]

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