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: Indigenous Artist Maxine Noel Honoured by NWAC

September 24, 2016 (Gatineau, QC) –  Indigenous artist Maxine Noel was honoured yesterday evening by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) at a private reception at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. Indigenous leaders and federal cabinet ministers came together this evening to honour Noel’s artistry and contributions to raising public awareness […]

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard Resigns as President of NWAC

September 23, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – We regret to announce the resignation of Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard as President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC).   While Dawn was President of NWAC for only one year, her contribution to supporting Indigenous women across the country has been significant. Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard will remain on NWAC’s Board […]

PRESS RELEASE: NWAC Applauds Gord Downie’s Call to Action for Indigenous Communities

August 23, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada honours and applauds Gord Downie, the lead singer in Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, for bringing widespread public attention to the injustices faced by Indigenous communities during the band’s final concert on August 20, 2016 in Kingston, ON. An audience of millions […]

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