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Aug 13, 2019, 10:53 ET NWAC Calls on Prime Minister to Reaffirm Commitment to Equality at G7 Biarritz Summit

OTTAWA, Aug. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - As Prime Minister Trudeau prepares for the G7 Biarritz Summit in France August 24–26, the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) will be looking for a high-level...


Aug 06, 2019, 15:19 ET NWAC CEO Lynne Groulx Participates in United Nations Effort to Preserve Indigenous Languages Worldwide

OTTAWA, Aug. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - To help commemorate International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and to support the vital work of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFFI),...


Jul 15, 2019, 14:03 ET NWAC CEO Urges United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People to Revisit Definition of the Crime of Genocide in International Law

OTTAWA, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - In response to the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), Native Women's Association of Canada ...


Jul 08, 2019, 09:33 ET Native Women's Association of Canada to Attend - Canada Premiers' 2019 Summer Meeting in Saskatchewan

OTTAWA, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - In an effort to further advance reconciliation among Canada's Indigenous Peoples, senior executive members of the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) will meet...


Jun 21, 2019, 07:00 ET NWAC Launches Phase 2 of Faceless Dolls Project on National Indigenous Peoples Day: 'Putting a Face on Justice: From Calls for Justice to Action'

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - One thousand one hundred and eighty-one — that's the number of Indigenous women and girls we know have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada. To raise awareness...


Apr 08, 2019, 13:41 ET Media Advisory - First Nations Women Leaders Demand an End to Indian Act Sex Discrimination

OTTAWA, April 8, 2019 /CNW/ - When: Media conference 12:30 p.m. April 9 Where: Press Conference Room in 135-B West Block, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa. What: First Nations women leaders will gather...


Jan 26, 2018, 08:12 ET NWAC Brings the Voice of Many Nations of Women to Emergency CFS Ottawa Meeting

OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Representatives from Indigenous groups as well as government officials gathered in Ottawa for an emergency meeting on Indigenous child welfare issues in Canada. Minister ...


Feb 01, 2016, 10:30 ET Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls: International human rights experts meet Canadian government officials

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Six international human rights experts had a historic meeting with Canadian Ministers for Justice, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and for the Status of...


Mar 06, 2015, 20:26 ET Canada Commits 'Grave Violation' of Rights of Aboriginal Women and Girls: United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Releases Report on Inquiry

OTTAWA, March 6, 2015 /CNW/ - In a report released today, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) concludes that Canada's ongoing failure to address...


Jan 12, 2015, 10:30 ET Murders and disappearances of Indigenous women caused by inequality, marginalization - Canada must act to prevent violence: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

OTTAWA and VANCOUVER, Jan. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - A groundbreaking investigation by the leading human rights body for the Americas points to Canada's history of colonization, long‑standing inequality, and...


Dec 17, 2012, 18:01 ET Native Women's Association of Canada and Canadian Feminist Alliance For International Action Respond to Oppal by Calling for a National Public Inquiry and a Framework for Action to End Violence

OTTAWA and VANCOUVER, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) responded to the final report of the...


May 29, 2012, 15:50 ET Media advisory & News release - 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

OTTAWA, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - A report documenting the impacts of inter-generational residential school linked trauma on criminalized Aboriginal women and girls, will be launched May 30th by the...


Nov 23, 2010, 13:45 ET AFN and NWAC Call for Canada to Work with Aboriginal and Women's Groups to
End Violence Against Indigenous Women

OTTAWA, Nov. 23 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) President Jeanette Corbiere Lavell today stated their...


Oct 04, 2010, 11:08 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - 5th Annual Ottawa Sisters In Spirit Vigil 2010

OTTAWA, Oct. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Native Women's Association of Canada will hold the 5th Annual Sisters In Spirit Vigil to honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls today in Ottawa. The...


Sep 28, 2010, 18:10 ET The Native Women’s Association of Canada Encourages Canadians to host
Sisters In Spirit Vigils to Honour Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and
Girls

OTTAWA, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Aboriginal women and girls are facing the most pervasive human rights crisis in Canada today. In effort to address the issue, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)...


Apr 01, 2010, 14:37 ET NWAC's Sisters In Spirit initiative is optimistic about the future

OTTAWA, April 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Native Women's Association of Canada's Sisters In Spirit (SIS) initiative is eager to begin the second phase of research, policy and education to address violence...


Mar 31, 2010, 09:39 ET Native Women's Association of Canada to host "Knowledge to Action" day

OTTAWA, March 31 /CNW Telbec/ - On March 31, 2010 the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) will host a "Knowledge to Action" day in Ottawa, with the objective of sharing research and...


Mar 31, 2010, 09:29 ET Media Advisory - Native Women's Association of Canada

OTTAWA, March 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) will host a "Knowledge to Action" Day to engage experts in a discussion on violence and victimization of Aboriginal...


Mar 04, 2010, 19:23 ET NWAC pleased by Government Pledge for 10 Million to Address Missing and
Murdered Aboriginal Women

OTTAWA, March 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) is encouraged by the federal government's pledge of 10 million dollars in funding over a period of two years, to address ...


Mar 04, 2010, 10:53 ET Media Advisory - Native Women's Association of Canada

OTTAWA, March 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Native Women's Association of Canada's (NWAC) President Jeannette Corbiere Lavell will be available to respond to inquires relating to NWAC's Sisters In Spirit...