The Native Women’s Association of the NWT (NWA NWT) is a not for profit organization that was incorporated in 1977 to empower and support Aboriginal women and their families throughout the Northwest Territories. NWA NWT’s guiding principle is that all Native ancestry will be treated with dignity, respect and equality and benefits and services will be extended to all no matter where one lives and regardless of Tribal heritage.
NWA NWT is affiliated with the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). NWA NWT is committed to being the voice of Native women in the Northwest Territories and to building relationships with all levels of government and other organizations to ensure all Native women and their families will live free from social and economic distress; to promote their sacred roles as valued and respected members in the community; and to preserve their culture, language and heritage.
NWA NWT as an organization is a territorial network of Native women consisting of 9 employees, 14 Board Members including 2 Youth Representatives, 2 Elders, 51 members, and numerous partner organizations and agencies – all working together to achieve equality and justice for Native women, their families and communities.
Our VISION moving forward is to become an Native Centre of Excellence for programs and service delivery and to enhance our role in the development of government policy. In order to do this, NWA NWT recognizes the importance of building new and meaningful relationships with government and other partners who support our aspirations.
Learn more about our long history helping Northern communities.