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NWAC Mourns the Passing of Elder Ruth Kidder

Ottawa, ON, February 25, 2020 – On behalf of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the Board, staff and management would like to offer prayers and condolences to the family of Ruth Kidder.

Ruth was, for over 40 years, a strong and tireless protector of Indigenous Women’s Rights and fearless advocate with the Alberta Aboriginal Women’s Society and NWAC.

“Ruth’s presence will be greatly missed as she was a very strong and respected voice for Indigenous Women and families from her community, Alberta and beyond,” stated NWAC President, Lorraine Whitman. Roseanne Martin, NWAC Elder added “While she may be gone, she will never be forgotten.”

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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, Métis and Inuit women. NWAC is an aggregate of thirteen Native women’s organizations from across Canada and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1974.


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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 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.