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ONWA Video Series Shares the Voices of Indigenous Women Taking Up Their Leadership Roles

Thunder Bay, ON – The Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) is celebrating Indigenous women during Women's History Month. Throughout the month of March, ONWA is publishing a video series amplifying the voices of Indigenous women sharing what Women’s History Month means to them. These Indigenous women are leaders in their community who work tirelessly to elevate the voices of Indigenous women. Community members are invited to raise their voices by submitting what Women’s History Month means to them to be entered into a draw for chance to win prizes.

“Women’s History Month is an opportunity to honour Indigenous women and girls who continue to lead the way and push boundaries as disruptors of colonial systems that perpetuate racism, sexism, and discrimination. Indigenous women have an inherent right to exercise our roles in community, nationally, and internationally. This month, and every day, we recognize and celebrate Indigenous women’s strength and leadership in the work they do to support their families and communities.” – Cora McGuire-Cyrette, CEO, ONWA

ONWA recognizes Indigenous women are stronger together. As a collective we work together to reclaim Indigenous women’s role as matriarchs in their families and communities. We are committed to restoring Indigenous women’s identity and inherent rights beyond a jurisdictional approach. We must reconcile relationships to ensure that Indigenous women have a right to safety regardless of location and recognize Indigenous women are the medicine needed to heal ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Honour, celebrate and learn about ONWA’s Membership by visiting: 

To view the powerful video messages from Indigenous women leaders throughout the month of March, be sure to follow ONWA on social media at:

To enter ONWA’s draw for chance to win prizes, submit “What does Women’s History Month means to you?” at before 11:59 PM EST on March 31, 2024.

For more information and media inquiries, contact: 

Andre Morriseau, Communications Manager

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)


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