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NWAC Congratulates Jeannette Corbiere -Lavell on Being Awarded the Order of Canada

January 5, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) - The Native Women’s Association of Canada extends heartfelt congratulations to Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell on her appointment to the Order of Canada (C.M).

Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell has created a legacy of accomplishments throughout her lifetime for Indigenous women and this rare distinction honours her work. Through her dedication and tireless efforts to empower Indigenous women, the fruits of her contributions will be recognized for generations to come.

As a Past President of NWAC, her foresight and visionary ideas helped create opportunities and programs to challenge policy and open the doors of possibility. To this date, those ideas continue to positively shape lives and empower Indigenous women from coast to coast. NWAC President Francyne Joe stated, “The work that NWAC does for Indigenous women today is partly made possible by the incredible amount of work and commitment that Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell dedicated her life too. Without her contributions we would not have overcome the many seemingly insurmountable obstacles that Indigenous women have had to endure.”

Indigenous sisters everywhere celebrate the honour of Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell receiving the Order of Canada.

Thank you for your passion and innovative vision to empower the Indigenous women of Canada.


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Lynne Groulx

Executive Director

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Joël Lamoureux

Media Relations Officer

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About The Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls, transgender, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was 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.

À propos de l'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada

L'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada (AFAC) est une organisation autochtone nationale qui représente la voix politique des femmes, des filles, des transgenres, des bispirituels et des personnes de sexe différent au Canada, y compris les membres des Premières nations vivant dans les réserves et hors réserve, les Indiens inscrits et non inscrits, les personnes privées de leurs droits, les Métis et les Inuits. Regroupant des organisations de femmes autochtones de tout le pays, l'AFAC a été fondée dans le but collectif d'améliorer, de promouvoir et de favoriser le bien-être social, économique, culturel et politique des femmes autochtones au sein de leurs communautés respectives et des sociétés canadiennes.