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July 11, 2017

ONWA Sends Open Letter to the Inquiry Commissioners

The Ontario Native Women’s Association would like to publically express our withdrawal of support for the continuation of the Inquiry in its current format and approach. After monitoring the progress of the Inquiry to date, as well as listening to the Chief Commissioner, Marion Buller on July 6th, 2017, describe the progress of the Inquiry as “lightning speed” in spite of many delays over the past 10 months. President, Dawn Harvard stated “we no longer have faith that this Inquiry will meet its mandate and work responsibly with families and communities”.

Click here to read Media Release and Open Letter


July 4, 2017

ONWA Provides Condolences to the family of Barbara Kentner

The Ontario Native Women’s Association is deeply saddened by the loss of a beautiful mother, sister and community member Barbara Kentner. The 34-year-old was born and raised in Thunder Bay and was a member of the Waabigon Saaga’igan Anishinaabeg, Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation.

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June 19, 2017

ONWA supports the Senate’s Amended Bill S-3 and boycotts federal strategy announcement

The Ontario Native Women’s Association was not in attendance for the federal government strategy announcement to prevent and address gender based violence. ONWA cannot participate and celebrate a gender based strategy when our own federal government won’t make the same commitment to our Indigenous mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunties. The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) supports ONWA.

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Also check out:

Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA)/l’Alliance Féministe pour l’Action Internationale (AFAI): Ottawa, June 15, 2017

Indigenous Women Leaders Challenge the Government on S-3: Ask For Meeting

Anenaki Press Release: Odanak, June 18 2017 

Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Gives Up On Eliminating the Discrimination Against First Nations Women That Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould Denounced

MEDIA ADVISORY / MEDIA INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: June 18, 2017

Government Refuses To Eliminate Sex Discrimination from the Indian Act: But Court and Senate May be Gamechangers

 


June 1, 2017

Amendment to Bill S-3

Gender discrimination in the Indian Act

ONWA sent a letter to the PM, Minister and Chair of Senate Committee asking them to end gender discrimination once and for all in Indian Act registration. We would love it you did to. Help us end discrimination against Indigenous women! #Rematriation

Click here to read Position Paper


May 30, 2017

ONWA supports Bill S-3 and amendments to eliminate sex-based inequalities in Indian registration

Amendments to a Bill that has the power to eliminate sex-based inequalities in the Indian Act is in Second Reading in the Senate this week. ONWA supports Bill S-3 and proposed amendments [“6(1)(a) all the way”] to eliminate legislative discrimination against Indigenous women.

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May 19, 2017

ONWA expresses grief and condolences to the family of Josiah Begg - calls for community response to prevent further loss

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is expressing immense grief at the news that a body was found in the McIntyre River during the water search for missing 14-year-old Josiah Begg. ONWA is standing in support of Josiah’s family and community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation during this time.

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May 11, 2017

Thunder Bay community searching for 13-year-old boy

UPDATE ON COMMUNITY SEARCH

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) in coordination with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) are actively looking for Josiah Begg, a 13-year-old boy.

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May 10, 2017

Thunder Bay community searching for 13-year-old boy

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) in coordination with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) are actively looking for Josiah Begg, a 13-year-old boy.

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May 9, 2017

ONWA mourns the loss of a young Indigenous girl

The Ontario Native Women’s Association is deeply saddened that another young Indigenous person was found near the Neebing-McIntyre floodway in Thunder Bay. Out of respect for the family, ONWA will not share her identity. ONWA extends deepest sympathy to her family and community.

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May 3, 2017

The students of Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School invite you to a quilt unveiling

Indigenous students from around Northern Ontario have taken to quilting to tell their story. The students of Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School have been working on an art project that tells their story and honours their history. They came up with a Quilt of Hope lasting three months and are now ready to share it with friends, family and community.

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