Cora McGuire-Cyrette – CEO of the Ontario Native Women’s Association

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by pmnationtalk on May 14, 202449 Views

Join Nationtalk as Cora McGuire-Cyrette, CEO of the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), shares the organization’s commitment to international engagement as a means to amplify Indigenous women’s and youth voices. Emphasizing the importance of solidarity and collaboration, she underscores the significance of youth participation and the need to make space for them at international forums. Through ONWA’s international work, participating most recently at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW68) and the 23rd Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues focused this year on youth (PFII 23), ONWA strives to create a more inclusive and equitable world, where Indigenous women and youth are empowered to lead and shape policies that impact their lives and futures. She speaks of the importance of youth claiming their voice, knowing who they are, and embracing their culture.

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