ONWA Celebrates the Origin of all Things, the Mother

Thunder Bay, ON - This Mother’s Day, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) recognizes the resilience and dedication of Indigenous women as the frontline of their communities and the heart of their families. Indigenous mothers and caregivers are essential to the longevity and vibrancy of life for future generations. They are committed to saving the world we live in through practices of intergenerational wisdom and healing. As we continue to face the challenges presented to us, we are reminded of the warmth of our origins, both as the children of our mothers and as the extension of the Creator.


“We see the wonder of life in the eyes and smile of our mothers, we feel the warmth and love of the drumbeat of their heart. Mother’s Day is a small reminder of the strength and honour of motherhood, and the joy of life mothers gift us.” Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director, ONWA


It is often only when we find ourselves in the throws of parenthood, do we understand the magnitude of motherhood. Our mothers have impacted us indefinitely, shaped us unapologetically, and inspired us unequivocally. Our mothers remain the traditional path to mental and spiritual health, showing us that despite the barriers before us, there is always a way.


In honour of Mother’s Day, ONWA will be reflecting on the beautiful entries and teachings shared with us that magnify the role of the mother in your life. ONWA would like to thank you for your vulnerability and willingness to share your stories. You can still participate in “Honouring Our Mothers” and submit your photos by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, May, 8th to be eligible for prizes.


On behalf of ONWA, Happy Mother’s Day.




For more information: Andre Morriseau, Communications Manager Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Email: amorriseau@onwa.ca -30-


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