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NWAC applauds arrest but says more needs to be done

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NWAC applauds arrest but says more needs to be done Ottawa, ON (June 26, 2012) The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) applauds the arrest of Shawn Cameron Lamb, accused serial killer of Carolyn Sinclair, 25, Tanya Jane Nepinak, 31, and Lorna Blacksmith, 18. “The loss of these young […]

by NationTalk on June 27, 20121392 Views

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Walk and Candlelight Vigil Lisa Marie Young

Walk and Candlelight Vigil Lisa Marie Young (June 13, 2012) NWAC has been asked to share the following information: A Walk and Candlelight vigil will be held for Lisa Marie Young in Nanaimo, BC on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Lisa Marie is a young beautiful and vibrant Aboriginal woman who disappeared without a trace on […]

by NationTalk on June 22, 20121802 Views

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The 7th Annual Sisters In Spirit Vigils

June 12, 2012 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased to announce the 7th annual Sisters In Spirit Vigils. Each year, concerned citizens and Aboriginal community members gather on October 4th at the Parliament Hill and across the country. We gather to honour our lost sisters and their families. We […]

by NationTalk on June 18, 20121461 Views

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Report unveils impacts of residential school linked trauma on Aboriginal women and girls in custody, and calls for a shift from punitive to more transformative and holistic community-based interventions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA RELEASE (May 29, 2012) Report unveils impacts of residential school linked trauma on Aboriginal women and girls in custody, and calls for a shift from punitive to more transformative and holistic community-based interventions. (Ottawa, May 29, 2012) A report documenting the impacts of inter-generational residential school linked trauma on criminalized Aboriginal […]

by NationTalk on May 29, 20121908 Views

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Native Women’s Association of Canada Calls for Action to Eliminate Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls at the United Nations (UN) Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Press Release–For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON (May 17, 2012) —Last week in New York City at the UN, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) presented a Joint Statement in collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations; the Chiefs of Ontario; National Association of Friendship Centres; Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action; Canadian Association of […]

by NationTalk on May 18, 20121441 Views

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Media Advisory – NWAC’s Faceless Doll Project visits Edmonton, AB

DATE: Wednesday, May 2nd 2012 TIME: 9 AM (Opening Prayer) 9 AM – 12 PM (Workshop and doll-making, lunch to follow) PLACE: Prince of Wales Armouries (10440 108 Avenue T5H 3Z9, Located South of Royal Alexandra Hospital) Media are invited to witness and participate in the NWAC’s Faceless Doll Project, a collection of faceless felt […]

by NationTalk on April 27, 20122107 Views

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Native Women’s Association of Canada Encouraged by Federal Court Decision regarding Services for Children and Families but Seeks Equal Funding for Services Now

Press Release–For Immediate Release Native Women’s Association of Canada Encouraged by Federal Court Decision regarding Services for Children and Families but Seeks Equal Funding for Services Now Ottawa, ON (April 19, 2012) —The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased to see that the Federal Court has decided to overturn the decision to dismiss […]

by NationTalk on April 19, 20121357 Views

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Native Women’s Association of Canada Acknowledges 30 –Year Anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Press Release–For Immediate Release Native Women’s Association of Canada Acknowledges 30 –Year Anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms Ottawa, ON (April 17, 2012) —The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is happy to acknowledge the 30-year anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Few people in the world are in greater need […]

by NationTalk on April 18, 20121159 Views

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Native Women’s Association of Canada Responds to Cuts to Health Projects

Press Release–For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON (April 13, 2012)–The Health Department of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is extremely distressed and concerned over Health Canada’s decision to cut all funding for projects aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal women in Canada. Few people in the world are in greater need of human […]

by NationTalk on April 13, 20122270 Views

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The Native Women’s Association of Canada Opposes the Bedford Prostitution Decision

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON (March 29, 2012) The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is disappointed with the Ontario Court of Appeal Decision, which declared the Criminal Code provision restricting “common bawdy houses” unconstitutional. This means that johns cannot be criminalized if found purchasing sex in a brothel. The court also […]

by NationTalk on March 30, 20121310 Views

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