Ontario Recognizes Indigenous Marriage Ceremonies

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Recognizes Indigenous Marriage Ceremonies Indigenous communities and organizations may appoint officiants to perform marriages under the amended Marriage Act October 8, 2020 Indigenous Affairs Table of Contents Content Quick Facts Additional Resources Related Topics TORONTO – The government of Ontario has amended the Marriage Act to enable Indigenous officiants to perform marriage ceremonies according […]

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ONWA to become RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization

MEDIA RELEASE, For Immediate Release | September 22, 2020 ONWA to become RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization Thunder Bay, ON – The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) and the Registered Nurses of Ontario (RNAO) have entered into a collaborative partnership in order for ONWA to attain the designation of Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO). ONWA […]

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BLOCKERS & ATTACKERS ANNOUNCEMENT 

Sept. 18, 2020 For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ANNOUNCEMENT    Sept. 18, 2020  (Niagara Region, ON) – Niagara Chapter – Native Women Inc. (NCNW)  announces a new date for the much-anticipated fundraising event BLOCKERS AND ATTACKERS! In order for NCNW to put forward the best possible experience, Blockers & Attackers: Indigenous Women in […]

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BLOCKERS & ATTACKERS 2020 Media Release – Sept. 8

Sept. 8, 2020 For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ANNOUNCEMENT  Sept. 8, 2020  (Niagara Region, ON) – Niagara Chapter – Native Women Inc. announces that tickets sales are now open online at www.ncnw.net/blockers-attackers for the much-anticipated fundraising event BLOCKERS AND ATTACKERS: Indigenous Women In Sports Leadership! Delivered Saturday, Sept. 19 virtually. This event […]

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New Niagara Ontario Health Team Better Connects Care and Supports COVID-19 Response

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  New Niagara Ontario Health Team Better Connects Care and Supports COVID-19 Response NEWS July 23, 2020 ST. CATHARINES —In support of the ongoing fight against COVID-19 and as part of the province’s plan to end hallway health care, the Ontario government is announcing a new Ontario Health Team in Niagara […]

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Niagara Chapter – Native Women Inc. welcomes the Ministry directive to cease Birth Alerts in Ontario stated today by Deputy Minister Jill Dunlop.

July 14, 2020 For Immediate Release by Wendy Sturgeon PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Statement July 14, 2020 (Niagara Region, ON) – The Niagara Chapter-Native Women Inc. welcomes the Ministry directive to cease Birth Alerts in Ontario stated today by Deputy Minister Jill Dunlop. President of the Chapter, Bonnie Brant says ‘’’ It’s […]

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Creating Our Way Forward: Recommendations for improving Indigenous engagement

The Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services senior leadership is committed to furthering the recommendations in this report, starting with meeting with the leaders of the local Indigenous organizations to further inform the listed actions, while continuing to train staff using the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training and pursuing additional in-person or virtual educational […]

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National Indigenous Day: We are more than feathers and drums

Canadians need to learn more about our shared history, Wendy Sturgeon writes Click here to read more on this opinion piece published via NiagaraThisWeek Click here to read via St. Catharines Standard

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More progress needed for relations between local police, Indigenous people: Advocates

Click here to read the article about Wendy Sturgeon, the Executive Director’s thoughts on the relationship between Indigenous people and the police force. The article written by Richard Hutton is posted on Niagara This Week. Click here to open.

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Business Link June 2020 Issue

Read about NCNW’s upcoming inaugural event and how you can participate, and an article written by our Executive Director Wendy Sturgeon herself about the significance of National Indigenous History month and what it means. Click here to download.

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