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We are a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. We were founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s National Apprenticeships Program connects Indigenous Women, Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people with paid apprenticeship opportunities in the trades. Kick-start your career as you gain experience in some of Canada’s most in-demand fields.
Safe Passage is a community-driven, trauma-informed, and survivor centered initiative that tracks cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, transgender, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S+), monitors ongoing safety concerns, provides distinctions-based safety resources, educates the public and media about the MMIWG2S+ genocide, and honours our stolen loved ones.
Welcome to the fourteenth edition of Kci-Niwesq, the magazine of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). This issue is about healing. It was the visit of the Pope to Canada earlier this summer that inspired these stories.
The latest edition of NWAC’s e-newsletter, Shining the Spotlight, is here! Each month, we highlight significant achievements undertaken by each of our departments.
The past year will stand out as one of incredible achievements in the history of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). We have set up a beautiful new headquarters. We have expanded our team and our scope of work. And, we have grown in stature nationally and internationally.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and Sephora Canada are pleased to announce findings of a first-of-its-kind roundtable conversation about Indigenous beauty, which was held in October 2021. The roundtable resulted in a historic conversation to support decolonizing beauty standards and uplifting Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQAI+ people, who told us they want a more inclusive, equitable, and representative beauty industry reflective of true diversity of Indigenous communities across Canada.
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