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4 December, 2012Words of support from Amnesty International members to Family of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal WomenPost Cards from Amnesty International Canada Francophone members started to arrive at QNW office as part of the Writing Marathon to support Families of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women. It brightens our days to read all these beautiful words of support ! QNW will participate in the Montreal and Longueil Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 8.
May 7th 2013
Last chance to sign the petition requesting the history of Aboriginal peoples and residential schools be included in high school curriculum
Kahnawake, May 6, 2013 - Today, more than ever, Quebec must have a history curriculum giving justice to Aboriginal peoples of the province and the country. While the federal government is trying to interfere in the country's history curriculum, Quebec Native Women reminds...
April 30th 2013
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Government’s Bill S-2 falls short to fully protect Aboriginal women Kahnawake, April 24, 2013 - Quebec Native Women (QNW) would like to reiterate its opposition...
March 20th 2013
Petition to reform the high school history curriculum to include the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the residential schools episode
Please sign and share QNW petition to reform the high school history curriculum: WHEREAS the passage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Quebec is a historic moment for reconciliation and an opportunity to begin reflecting upon this dark episode in the history of Canada; ...
February 13th 2013
Human Rights Watch report reinforces the necessity for a National Public Commission of Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women
Kahnawake, February 13, 2013 - Quebec Native Women is particularly concerned not only by the report released today by Human Rights Watch, but above all by the inadequate and contemptuous response given by the government to parliament yesterday. HRW report reveals the contempt...
January 25th 2013
Ellen Gabriel refuses the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, but accepts the recognition of Quebec Native Women.
Kahnawake, January 26, 2013 - Quebec Native Women wanted to acknowledge Ellen Gabriel’s commitment for Aboriginal women by awarding her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Ellen Gabriel however declined the award, judging it inappropriate in the current context. ...
January 11th 2013
Kahnawake, January 11, 2013 - Quebec Native Women joins several dozen Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations that have declared their support and to participate in the pan-Canadian movement Idle No More. For over 40 years, Aboriginal women in Quebec have not been idle and have...
January 8th 2013
Joint Statement Supporting Chief Spence and "Idle No More" Indigenous and human rights organizations stand in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence in her appeal for full respect for...
November 7th 2013
Kahnawake, October 31, 2012 - Quebec Native Women Inc. is proud to announce the election of Viviane Michel as the new QNW President at the Association’s Annual General Assembly held on October 27 and 28, 2012 in Wendake, Quebec. Viviane Michel is from Maliotenam. She has been...
October 22nd 2013
Plan Nord and Aboriginal women: the Council on the Status of Women recalls the importance of including women in the development of the North.
Kahnawake, October 18 ,2012 – Plan Nord is still alive. Northern Development, mining, hydroelectric, forestry continue to be relevant, as recalled Ms. Marois to French entrepreneurs this week. Quebec Native Women already raised its concerns about the impacts of mining development on...
September 25th 2013
Fifth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Bittersweet Celebration.
Kahnawake, September 13, 2012 – On September 13, 2007, 144 States attending the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (hereinafter the Declaration). Canada signed the Declaration only three years later, becoming the before...
September 25th 2013
Kahnawake, September 10, 2012 - Quebec Native Women (QNW) welcomes the election of the first woman Premier in Quebec, Pauline Marois, and hopes that this change of government will translate into a greater consideration of the needs and rights of Aboriginal women in government policies. In...
September 2nd 2013
Kahnawake, August 28, 2012 The current campaign leaves out many issues which concern, however, an important part not only of the population of Quebec, but also a population that occupies most of the territory covered by Plan Nord: where this projet is presented as Quebec's...