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Xwisten honours Gayle Frank – Bridge River Lillooet News

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2018111 Views

It was a special occasion when Xwisten (Bridge River Band) honoured Gayle Frank at a dinner on Feb. 22.

Frank, who is a member of the Xwisten Band, was recently named First Vice President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). She joined NWAC’s Board of Directors in 2016 and became Secretary in 2017. In January of this year, she became First Vice President.

The NWAC has been the voice of Indigenous women in Canada since 1974. Its collective goal is to “enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies.”

According to the NWAC website, “Much like a ‘Grandmother’s Lodge,’ we as aunties, mothers, sisters, brothers and relatives collectively recognize, respect, promote, defend and enhance our Native ancestral laws, spiritual beliefs, language and traditions given to us by the Creator.”

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