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Statement by Lorraine Whitman, President of The Native Women’s Association of Canada, on the Passing of Candy Palmater

January 7, 2022

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Candy Palmater. The bright light that shone through her work as a comedienne, actress, columnist, and radio personality was extinguished far too soon. First Nations women on the East Coast were inspired by Candy’s commitment to our Mi’Kmaq people, and her deep appreciation of our culture and heritage. At the same time, she was a fearless advocate for her 2SLGBTQQIA+ community. We were touched by her warmth and her wit, and her willingness to share insight into her life in ways that made us all want to be her friend. Thank you, Candy, for all that you gave us over the years – and all that you gave to the rest of Canada. You will be deeply missed.

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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.