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Human Trafficking – Rise Up and Break the Silence

  Human Trafficking – Rise Up and Break the Silence Thunder Bay, ON – July 30th is the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) wants to end human trafficking by breaking the silence. Learn about what human trafficking is and what it looks like in our community. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2020678 Views

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Category: PoliticsText

Ontario listens to Indigenous women in new directive ceasing the practice of Birth Alerts

Ontario listens to Indigenous women in new directive ceasing the practice of Birth Alerts Thunder Bay, ON – The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is encouraged by the Ontario Government’s directive to Children’s Aid Societies to cease the practice of birth alerts in Ontario. The unwritten practice of Birth Alerts often leads to infant apprehensions […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2020996 Views

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Category: IndigenousText

She Is Wise Magazine Explores Art as a Tool for Healing

She Is Wise Magazine Explores Art as a Tool for Healing The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is proud to share the official launch of the second edition of She Is Wise magazine This edition focuses on art as a tool for healing. At the time we chose this theme, ONWA could not have conceived […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20201257 Views

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Category: PoliticsText

This Father’s Day Celebrate Kindness and Understanding

This Father’s Day Celebrate Kindness and Understanding Today, June 21st we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day and Father’s Day. The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) honours how the important role fathers, sons, uncles, grandfathers, nephews and cousins impact our culture, our families and our communities. ONWA recognizes that with the COVID-19 crisis comes increased level […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2020813 Views

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Category: IndigenousText

Celebrating the strength and leadership of Indigenous women during National Indigenous History Month

Celebrating the strength and leadership of Indigenous women during National Indigenous History Month Watch Video Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues Jill Dunlop, and Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Association Cora McGuire-Cyrette, are pleased to recognize National Indigenous History Month and celebrate the strength and leadership […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2020522 Views

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Category: JusticeText

Reclaiming Indigenous Women’s Leadership a Time for Action, Accountability and Healing

Reclaiming Indigenous Women’s Leadership a Time for Action, Accountability and Healing One year ago, the nation gathered for the release of “Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls”. We must remember that the report was a result of years of advocacy from Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2020601 Views

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Category: IndigenousText

This Mother’s Day we hold our Children Closer

This Mother’s Day we hold our Children Closer This Mother’s Day women all over the world are holding their children closer than ever as the impact of COVID-19 narrows our worlds. With schools closed, no sports, no playgrounds our children’s worlds have become a shared experience. We must remember that women are holding our collective […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2020792 Views

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Category: IndigenousText

Innovative Approaches to Community Coordination During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 29, 2020 Innovative Approaches to Community Coordination During COVID-19 Pandemic Thunder Bay, ON – In the spirit of community supporting community, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) continues to support Indigenous women, their families, and community with a newly developed Community Coordination Approach. In any crisis, there is potential for gaps in services, which […]

by pmnationtalk on April 29, 2020832 Views

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Category: IndigenousText

ONWA: Every Day is Mother Earth Day

ONWA: Every Day is Mother Earth Day April 22nd, 2020 will mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Every day is Earth Day for Indigenous Women, who remind us that the Earth is our Mother; she gives us life and now more than ever we as a society see our connection and impact. As the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2020904 Views

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Category: NationTalk InterviewsAudio

Cora McGuire Cyrette – Executive Director, Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Executive Director Cora McGuire Cyrette joins Nationtalk to discuss their organizations actions in response to the Coronavirus 19 and how it’s affecting Indigenous Women and families across the Province of Ontario. ONWA is currently advocating for community needs to support policy change such as essential need for access to free […]

by pmnationtalk on April 15, 20201344 Views

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