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Thunder Bay, ON – The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) 51st Annual General Assembly (AGA) is taking place September 16th and 17th, 2022, at the Best Western Plus Nor’wester Hotel & Conference Centre in Thunder Bay. Following the AGA, on Sunday September 18th, community will come together for the first time in two years for the 5th Annual Pow Wow to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
ONWA gathers to highlight the accomplishments of the past year at this year’s AGA, whose theme “Indigenous Women’s Leadership for Generations to Come” reflects the core of ONWA’s work. The AGA will also serve as a launching point for ONWA’s new Strategic Picture, outlining the organization’s forward thinking road map for building Indigenous women’s leadership over the next decade.
On Sunday September 18th, we welcome the community to come together at the Best Western Plus Nor’wester Hotel & Conference Centre for ONWA’s 5th annual Pow Wow in Honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The Pow Wow begins with a Sunrise Ceremony at 7:30 am and holds Opening Prayer at 10:00 am. There will be food and craft vendors on-site. ONWA invites everyone to join and bring their hand drums.
The Pow Wow will feature:
“As we come together over the next three days, we honour Indigenous women’s leadership for generations to come. The passion and commitment of Indigenous women is the catalyst for ONWA’s work toward building a safe, prosperous, and healthy future for Indigenous communities across the province of Ontario.” – Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director, ONWA
Key photo and interview opportunities are as follows. Please contact Andre Morriseau, Communications Manager, to arrange media opportunities.
Opening, 10:00 am:
Grand Entry, 11:00am-12:00pm:
For more information:
Andre Morriseau, Communications Manager
Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)
Email: [email protected]
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