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NWAC Grateful for Overwhelming Response to Call for Art from Indigenous Women

Ottawa, ON, February 25, 2020 – An overwhelming 200 submissions of art were received by The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) when the national organization issued a call for art last month – a striking reminder of the incredible talent of First Nations, Metis and Inuit women artists throughout the country.

NWAC wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to all of the Indigenous woman artists including fine artists, photographers, bead-workers and crafters for responding to its January 2020 Call for Art.

“The creations submitted were beautiful, varied and brilliantly indicative of the vast talent pool of creators that exist,” said Lorraine Whitman, NWAC National President. “Our Call for Art reached many people – more than 90,000 alone on Facebook and Twitter. As a result, we received more than 200 submissions from First Nations, Metis and Inuit women, we are thrilled with the response.”

All art submitted will be reviewed and those pieces that are selected for this round of purchasing will be contacted directly. The remaining individuals who took time to offer their work will be included on NWAC’s new and growing Preferred Vendors List for artwork, crafts, beadwork, ceramics, basketry and other mediums. NWAC’s goal for its new Preferred Vendors List is to ensure that Indigenous women and gender-diverse vendors, entrepreneurs and businesses are preferred suppliers.

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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, 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.