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Advancing the Dialogue: President Lorraine Whitman Congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his Election

October 24, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) — Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) President Lorraine Whitman congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his election in this 2019 federal election.

“I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Trudeau on his election,” said President Lorraine Whitman. “We are pleased to be working alongside this new government to ensure the voices of Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people are heard.”

Over the past four years, NWAC met with Prime Minister Trudeau regarding the implementation of the NWAC Accord, as well as the overall importance of developing culturally relevant gender-based policies, programs, and legislation.

“We look forward to working with Prime Minister Trudeau to advance the dialogue on equality and the inclusion of Indigenous women in the decision-making process that affects Indigenous women,” said Ms. Whitman.

NWAC is committed to advocating for the rights of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada and to working with the Prime Minister to implement the National Inquiry’s 231 Calls for Justice.


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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.