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Visit ONWA's Media Centre regularly to keep up to date with the latest news regarding Indigenous women and their families.


Media Releases:

ONWA Appointed Human Trafficking Liaison in Ontario’s Anti-Trafficking Strategy

March 1, 2017

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Indigenous Women Leaders Gather for Inaugural Leadership Forum

February 25, 2017

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In Conversation with Cora-Lee McGuire-Cyrette (

February 24, 2017

9th Annual Valentine’s Memorial Walk

February 15, 2017

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Re: February 7, 2017 Press Conference from the commissioners of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada

February 8, 2017

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Food Drive for the Holidays

December 21, 2016

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Client Christmas Party

December 21, 2016

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ONWA hosts Poetry Night for the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women & Girls

November 28, 2016

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Native Women’s Centre Celebrates their 40th Anniversary

November 16, 2016

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Ontario Native Women’s Association Stands with STANDING ROCK

October 28, 2016

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Ontario Native Women’s Association Holds 45th Annual General Assembly

October 4, 2016

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Charlie Angus MP talks with the Ontario Native Women’s Association

September 16, 2016

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ONWA and OFIFC Launch Video Release for Breaking Free, Breaking Through

September 13, 2016

ONWA and OFIFC Launch Breaking Free, Breaking Through Video

September 12, 2016

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Congratulations to Betsy Connor, one winning the NAN Woman Award

August 15, 2016

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ONWA is pleased that after decades of working with women a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been launched today

August 3, 2016

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Indigenous Activist Jeanette Corbiere-Lavell honoured with doctorate by York University

July 25, 2016

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Announcement Made By the Ontario Government about Ending Human Trafficking in Ontario

June 30, 2016

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ONWA Supports New Provincial Plan “The Journey Together”

May 30, 2016

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ONWA President Makes Statement at UN Permanent Forum Encouraging Full Participation of Indigenous Women

May 18, 2016

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ONWA Welcomes Cora-Lee McGuire-Cyrette as the New Executive Director

May 16, 2016

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ONWA Pleased with Canada’s Announcement on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 10, 2016

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ONWA Representing Indigenous Women at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

May 9, 2016

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The Ontario Government’s Announcement of a Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women

February 23, 2016

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ONWA Releases Paper on Sex Trafficking of Indigenous Women and Girls

February 12, 2016

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ONWA is Offering Healing Supports for those affected by the MMIW Pre-Inquiry Sessions

February 9, 2016

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ONWA welcomes the Canada Human Rights Tribunal findings

January 26, 2016

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The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) extends our sincere condolences to the community of La Loche

January 25, 2016

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