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: 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, […]

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 […]

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