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We are a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. We were?founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.
The next edition of NWAC’s e-newsletter, Shining the Spotlight, is here! Each month, we will highlight the significant achievements undertaken by each of our departments. To read the newsletter, and to subscribe, please click the link below.
The latest issue of our e-zine, Kci-Niwesq, is now out! In this edition we explore how the Indigenous Artisan Women’s Business Network has helped to strengthen skills and provide opportunities for economic growth for Indigenous artisans. We speak with a number of Canada’s leading Indigenous women artisans. And, looking beyond the art, we shed light on how creativity has been therapeutic in healing from past trauma.?
It has been a year since the federal government released its National Action Plan to address the 231 Calls for Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls (MMIWG). It has also been a year since the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) released its own plan, Our Calls, Our Actions, for tackling the violence. NWAC assessed the progress made, over the past 12 months, toward implementation of both of those plans. This is what we found.
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