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Press Release

Statement Re: NWAC Membership Meeting

June 8th, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) A meeting called by the membership of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to resolve the continuance of Francyne Joe as President of the organization was unable to proceed today, due to a lack of quorum, because of either emergency or extraordinary circumstances on the part of some of the delegates.

“It is unfortunate that due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to proceed due to a lack of quorum. That said, a meeting is being planned to address and resolve this issue in July,” said Gail Paul, NWAC’s First Vice President. “What is most important is continuing the critical work the organization is doing to represent the interests of Indigenous women across the country -- including being at the forefront of the implementation of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Inquiry recommendations.”

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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.