3.3.5 Native Women’s Association of Canada

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Founded in 1974, the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) has a collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. NWAC challenges the inequalities and discrimination that Indigenous women face by remaining politically engaged in causes such as education, housing, child welfare and more.1

NWAC is an aggregate of thirteen provincial/territorial Native women’s organizations from across Canada.1

The Native Women’s Association of Canada is headed by a president who is elected to a three-year term and acts on behalf of a board of directors. The board is composed of designates from each of the provinces and territories, as well as Indigenous elders and youth who represent the four directions: North, West, East and South.1

1Native Women’s Association of Canada website -accessed June 4, 2018.

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