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NWAC Statement Indigenous Women: Peace, Security And Inclusion: Women Deliver 2019 Conference Session

“Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people deserve better. This is a pivotal time for Indigenous rights.” – Lynne Groulx, CEO, NWAC Vancouver, BC. – Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) CEO Lynne Groulx appeared today at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, BC to add her expertise in human rights and her strong voice […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 2019270 Views

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NWAC’s Executive Director, Lynne Groulx, Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

NWAC’s Executive Director, Lynne Groulx, Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women Ottawa, ON — The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) Executive Director, Lynne Groulx LL.L., J.D., was named one of Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner presented by KPMG. Groulx was recognized in the “Trailblazers & […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 2018452 Views

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NWAC Condemns Ontario Governments Decision to Debate Existence of Gender Spectrum

NWAC Condemns Ontario Governments Decision to Debate Existence of Gender Spectrum Ottawa, ON – On November 20, 2018, NWAC remembers and honours the Two-Spirit, Trans, and non-binary Indigenous people victimized and killed by transphobic and racial violence. In this spirit, we condemn the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party’s recent resolution to the existence of the gender […]

by pmnationtalk on November 21, 2018278 Views

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European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights Reaches out to the Native Women’s Association of Canada – Raises Concerns about Discrimination Against Indigenous Women in Canada

Ottawa, ON – Today, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) met with representatives from the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) to discuss the ongoing systemic and aggravated forms of discrimination against Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people in Canada. “The international community’s concern regarding the staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2018372 Views

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NWAC Celebrates Its 44th Annual General Assembly

NWAC Celebrates Its 44th Annual General Assembly The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) celebrated its 44th Annual General Assembly this weekend with its Board of Directors and delegates from across the country who passed NWAC’s bylaw 14 with overwhelming support. The three-day event started with a gala to celebrate a historic year of achievements […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2018445 Views

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NWAC Announces New Ontario Representation

NWAC Announces New Ontario Representation The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is honoured to announce a new Ontario representative to its nationwide Provincial and Territorial Member Associations (PTMAs) and Board of Directors, the Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group (TNWSG). Executive Director, Ann Batisse, traveled from TNWSG’s headquarters on Matachewan First Nation on Thursday, September […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2018568 Views

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NWAC Calls On Manitoba Hydro and RCMP to Take Accountability for Alleged Abuse against Indigenous Women

NWAC Calls On Manitoba Hydro and RCMP to Take Accountability for Alleged Abuse against Indigenous Women The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is saddened, but not surprised, by the sexual abuse allegations of Manitoba Hydro employees against Indigenous women from the 1950s – 1980s. NWAC continuously speaks out on the horrific, violent actions carried […]

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2018366 Views

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NWAC Concerned for Indigenous Women’s Safety Following Greyhound Service Cancellation

NWAC Concerned for Indigenous Women’s Safety Following Greyhound Service Cancellation The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is deeply concerned for the safety of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people following the announcement that Greyhound is cancelling service to Western Canada. With the cancellation of the bus service, there are little to no alternatives for […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 2018491 Views

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NWAC Undertaking Cross-Country Community Sessions on the Effects of the Indian Act on Women and Children

NWAC Undertaking Cross-Country Community Sessions on the Effects of the Indian Act on Women and Children Minister Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, announced the launch of the Government of Canada’s Collaborative Process that includes consultations on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nations Citizenship. The Collaborative Process was mandated by Bill […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 2018317 Views

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NWAC Frustrated and Disagrees With 6 Month MMIWG Extension

NWAC FRUSTRATED AND DISAGREES WITH 6 MONTH MMIWG EXTENSION June 5, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – NWAC is frustrated that a full two-year extension has not been granted to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry. This will mean many families will no longer have their chance to testify. NWAC has always supported […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 2018514 Views

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