Winnipeg MB - The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is proud to announce that the She is Wise magazine received two awards this weekend at the 40th annual Native American Journalists Association’s (NAJA) National Native Media Conference in Winnipeg.
She Is Wise magazine’s first award is for Environmental Coverage, commending Nikita Weiss Day for her article Land-Based Healing from She Is Wise’s sixth issue (Spring/Summer 2022). ONWA’s second award is for General Excellence in print/online, honouring the continued work of Andre Morriseau (Managing Editor, ONWA), Ingrid Green (Contributing Editor, ONWA), and Roma Ihnatowycz (Editor, MediaEdge).
“When the idea for the She is Wise magazine was first introduced, one of ONWA’s beloved grandmothers who has since passed on to the spirit world, Dorothy Wynne, wasn’t sure how this magazine was going to work, and was amazed by how it came together,” says Ingrid Green, Contributing Editor of She is Wise and ONWA’s Director of Research and Evaluation. “We continue to be proud and humbled by the stories we share. To be recognized outside of ONWA’s membership for this work, particularly by NAJA, is an honour and a privilege.”
ONWA remains grateful to the individuals who share their stories with the She Is Wise magazine and to the team of people that work diligently to develop and publish each issue.