Policy Sectors

Engaging Indigenous People in Climate change Policy

NWAC envisions a world where human activity contributes to sustainable natural environments, including a clean and stable global climate, where all Indigenous women, girls, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people fairly benefit from low-carbon sustainable economic activities.

Changes in the environment have far-reaching effects on the lives of Indigenous women, girls, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit individuals, as at least a quarter of the world’s land area is owned, managed, used, or occupied by Indigenous Peoples.


Vilbert Vabi
Sr. Policy Advisor - Environment

Cell: 613-355-9254

Email: vvabi@nwac.ca

120 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 2K1

Our goals are to:

  • help reclaim and strengthen the relationships that Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people have with Mother Earth, her lands, waters, and wildlife
  • enhance Indigenous’ self-determination and jurisdiction as it relates to Indigenous women, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people within the context of the natural environment