Thunder Bay, Ontario -- This National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is celebrating Indigenous peoples with the release of the next edition of our She Is Wise magazine.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is dedicated to recognizing the histories, cultures, and achievements of Indigenous peoples. This day marks the importance of learning, engaging, and standing in solidarity with First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Indigenous peoples around the world.
Today, ONWA is excited to launch the newest issue of our She Is Wise magazine. This eighth edition of ONWA’s official publication highlights some of the incredible work being done by Indigenous women around the world – from reclaiming traditional practices on a national scale, to continued work to end violence against Indigenous women, to reimagining business and economics through Indigenous worldviews.
Key highlights include:
· Cover story featuring Terrelyn Fearn, Co-Director of the Turtle Island Institute, who emphasizes the crucial need for exploring rematriation in global evaluation practices.
· The Women’s Justice Initiative in Guatemala who are fighting violence against Indigenous women and girls through education and empowering Indigenous women to take up their community leadership roles.
· Maori researcher Dr. Kelly Tikao who is working to integrate Indigenous knowledge into western medicine by educating about traditional Maori birthing practices in maternity wards across New Zealand.
By exploring Indigenous women’s ways of thinking, knowing, and doing on an international scale, we can see first-hand the strength of empowered Indigenous women. Indigenous women worldwide are making waves in their fields. They are promoting both individual and community healing, dismantling colonial systems, and reprioritizing traditional knowledges and practices.
This National Indigenous Peoples Day, ONWA is proud to share stories of Indigenous women’s leadership around the world as we honour the histories, cultures, and achievements of Indigenous women everywhere.
Visit https://www.onwa.ca/she-is-wise-magazine to read the latest issue of the She is
Wise magazine online or subscribe for a free print edition.
To learn more about She is Wise Magazine and its impacts as discussed by Cora McGuire-Cyrette (CEO), Ingrid Green (Director of Research), and Sarah McPherson (Research Assistant – SIW), please watch:
Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!
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Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)