At the Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA), we celebrate and honour the safety and healing of Indigenous women and girls as they take up their leadership roles in the family, community and internationally for generations to come.
VALUES & KEY AREAS OF FOCUS
ONWA is committed to using a human rights framework for our work. As our foundation, we use the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). This framework supports Indigenous women’s individual and
collective rights to have their own agencies, to be directly and meaningfully engaged on issues that directly impact them and the reclaiming of their leadership.
Indigenous women’s role as matriarchs (leadership) in their families and communities.
Indigenous women’s identity and inherent rights beyond a jurisdictional approach.
relationships to ensure that Indigenous women have a right to safety regardless of location.
that Indigenous women are the medicine needed to heal ourselves, families, and communities.
ONWA’S 9 KEY AREAS OF FOCUS:
ONWA KEY DOCUMENTS