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14 December
2018
QNW calls for the creation of a tribunal specialized in sexual and domestic violence

Kahnawake, December 14th, 2018 – The President of Quebec Native Women (QNW) testified today on the closing of the hearings of the Public Inquiry Commi... Read more

27 November
2018
QNW presents the first Otehiminan Award to two recipients

Kahnawake, November 27, 2018 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) is proud to announce the success of the first edition of the QNW Otehiminan Award, whic... Read more

23 November
2018
A fourth mandate for Viviane Michel, president of Quebec Native Women

Kahnawake, 23 novembre 2018 – On November 17 and 18, the members of Quebec Native Women (QNW) were gathered for the 45th Annual Gathering of Members i... Read more

16 October
2018
Annual Gathering of Members

The Annual Gathering of Members will take place at the Sheraton Laval Hotel on November 17 and 18. Quebec Native Women covers the fees for six (6) del... Read more

16 October
2018
FAQ reacts to Supreme Court decision on consultation of Indigenous groups before introducing legislations

Kahnawake, Octobre 16th, 2018 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) denounces the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada stating that federal ministers have no... Read more

09 October
2018
Election for the position of President of Quebec Native Women

This year is an election year for the position of President of QNW! If you wish to run for this position, please send in your candidacy by October 16t... Read more

29 June
2018
QNW reacts to Minister Gaétan Barrette’s remarks

Kahnawake, June 29th 2018 – Québec Native Women joins the numerous people and organisations who have been demanding the resignation of Minister ... Read more

12 June
2018
QNW reacts to the decision of Minister Kelley

Kahnawake, June 12th 2018 – The Minister responsible for Native affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, has recently announced his departure from political li... Read more

05 June
2018
QNW reacts to Minister Bennett’s response to the extension request by the NIMMIWG

Kahnawake, June 5th 2018 – Québec Native Women (QNW) is disappointed by the announcement made by Minister Carolyn Bennett regarding the extensio... Read more

01 June
2018
QNW reacts to the adoption of Bill C-262

Kahnawake, June 1st 2018 – It is with great enthusiasm that Québec Native Women welcomes the adoption by a strong majority of Bill C-262, An Act to en... Read more

30 May
2018
QNW denounces the funding of the Trans Mountain pipeline

Kahnawake, May 30th 2018 – Québec Native Women is opposed to the decision by the federal government to finance the Trans Mountain Pipeline, and ... Read more

03 May
2018
QNW reacts to the ruling on the evictions in Kahnawake

Kahnawake, May 3rd 2018 – Québec Native Women is satisfied by the ruling of Judge Thomas Davis, which determines that the eviction of the non-Indigeno... Read more

01 May
2018
Summary of the International gathering “Women Resisting Extractivism”

Montreal, April 30th 2018 – From April 27th to 29th 2018, approximately forty Indigenous women, farmers and defenders of human rights and territ... Read more

26 April
2018
QNW launches its “My Indigenous Culture” campaign

Kahnawake, April 25th 2018 – On Wednesday April 25th, Québec Native Women launched its “My Indigenous Culture” campaign, as part of its work on ... Read more

06 April
2018
QNW expresses its concerns following the consultation with Minister Bennett

Kahnawake, April 6th 2018 – Québec Native Women to express its preoccupation and questions in relation to the consultations led by Minister of ... Read more

17 March
2018
QNW reacts to the NIMMIWG extension request

Kahnawake, March 17th, 2018 – Québec Native women is pleased to see that the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has... Read more

15 February
2018
QNW reacts to the announcement of Prime Minister Trudeau

Kahnawake, February 15th 2018 – Québec Native Women wishes to react to the announcement made by Prime Minister Trudeau regarding the creation of a fra... Read more

30 January
2018
QNW reacts to the agreement between the Atikamekw Nation Council and the government of Québec

Kahnawake, January 30th 2018 – Québec Native Women welcomes the signing of the historic agreement between the Atikamekw Nation Council and the g... Read more

18 January
2018
QNW reacts to the recent resignations at the NIMMIWG

Kahnawake, January 18th 2018 – Quebec Native Women is deeply concerned about the departure of Debbie Reid, Executive Director, and Alain Arsenau... Read more

07 December
2017
Québec Native Women reacts to the amendment of Bill S-3

Kahnawake, December 7th 2017 – Québec Native Women welcomes the amendment of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based ... Read more

24 November
2017
Québec Native Women reacts to the support to Bill C-262

Kahnawake, November 22nd 2017 – It is with great enthusiasm that Québec Native Women recognizes the support from the Minister of Justice, Honourable J... Read more

08 November
2017
Québec Native Women reacts to the interim report of the NIMMIWG

Kahnawake, November 8th 2017 – Québec Native Women wishes to react to the publication of the interim report of the National Inquiry into Missing... Read more

23 October
2017
Québec Native Women reacts to the request filed at the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services

Kahnawake, October 23rd, 2017 – Québec Native Women announces that it will no longer be represented by its lawyers at the hearings of the Public Inqui... Read more

06 October
2017
Québec Native Women reacts to the cancellation of the Energy East project

Kahnawake, October 6 2017 – Québec Native Women is greatly pleased with the decision by TransCanada to abandon the Energy East pipeline project. We ar... Read more

06 October
2017
Québec Native Women reacts to the enactment of Bill 99

Kahnawake, October 6 2017 – Québec Native Women is greatly pleased with the enactment of Bill 99: An Act to amend the Youth Protection Act and other p... Read more

12 July
2017
Quebec Native Women is launching its “My Indigenous Culture” campaign

In Fall 2017, Quebec Native Women is launching its “My Indigenous Culture” campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to demonstrate the importance and... Read more

11 July
2017
Resignation of a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commissioner

Kahnawake, July 11, 2017 – QNW is alarmed by the recent announcement of the departure of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Wom... Read more

07 July
2017
Quebec Native Women reacts to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Press Conference

Kahnawake, July 6, 2017 – Following the press conference held on July 6, 2017 by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and G... Read more

30 June
2017
Québec Native Women reacts to the Government Action Plan for the Social and Cultural Development of the First Nations and Inuit 

Kahnawake, June 29, 2017 – It is with positivity and optimism that Québec Native Women welcomes the Government Action Plan for the Social and Cultural... Read more

05 June
2017
Opening of the hearings of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Quebec: Listening, Reconciliation and Progress

Val-d’Or, June 5, 2017 – Québec Native Women (QNW) wishes to respond following the opening of the hearings of the Public Inquiry Commission on relatio... Read more

28 May
2017
CALL for the Participation of Indigenous women in the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress.

To all members, As you know, the “Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, ... Read more

29 May
2017
Indigenous Customary Adoption: First Nations call for Amendments to Bill 113

Québec, May 26, 2017 – The Atikamekw Nation, the Innu Nation and Québec Native Women decry the refusal of the Government of Québec to incorporate all ... Read more

12 May
2017
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has postponed its regional consultations

Kahnawake, May 12, 2017 – Québec Native Women (QNW) wishes to react to the decision by the Commission of Inquiry to postpone the regional consultation... Read more

27 March
2017
Special Report – Descheneaux case and Bill S-3

Background The Government of Canada’s response to the decision was to engage in a two-phased legislative amendment process. Phase I was the introducti... Read more

30 March
2017
Provincial budget 2017-2018 : Reactions from Quebec Native Women

Kahnawake, March 29, 2017 – Following the announcement of the 2017-2018 Quebec provincial budget, Quebec Native Women (QNW) agrees with the Government... Read more

23 March
2017
National Inquiry : Application – Families and relatives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Quebec

Families and relatives of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Quebec, The National Inquiry is looking for you to get involved. QNW enco... Read more

16 March
2017
Official launch of the “Commission d’enquête : Écoute, Réconciliation et Progrès”

Kahnawake, March 16, 2017 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) wishes to express its point of view regarding the “Commission d’enquête : Écoute, Réconciliation... Read more

08 March
2017
Declaration of the elected women of the AFNQL and Quebec Native Women on the protection and safety of First Nations Women and Children and of all other members of our nations

According to the United Nations Declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples, women and children of First Nations must be fully protected from all ... Read more

17 February
2017
Violence in Indigenous communities : a vicious cycle that needs to be broken

Kahnawake, February 17, 2017 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) would like to highlight the courage of the women and children who, despite facing great... Read more

08 February
2017
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls still has not submitted a timetable

Kahnawake, Fabruary 7, 2017 –Quebec Native Women (QNW) has conflicted feelings following the press conference of the National Inquiry on Missing and M... Read more

17 January
2017
The Coroners report recognizes the apartheid system of the Indian Act

Kahnawake, January 17, 2017 – On January 14, Bernard Lefrançois tabled his coroners report following the public inquiry into the five suicides that oc... Read more

21 December
2016
A Public Inquiry in Quebec

Kahnawake, December 21, 2016 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) welcomes the decision of the Government of Quebec announcing the formal establishment of a Pr... Read more

15 December
2016
Petition : Establishment of an Independent Provincial Judicial Inquiry

Establishment of an Independent Provincial Judicial Inquiry to Investigate the Relationship Between Indigenous Women and Police Institutions in Quebec... Read more

07 December
2016
A third mandate for Viviane Michel, president of Quebec Native Women

Kahnawake, December 6, 2016 – On December 2nd, 3rd and 4th, members of the Quebec Native Women’s association (QNW) came together for the 43rd Annual G... Read more

18 November
2016
Anger and disappointment: Quebec Native Women condemns a racist and discriminatory system

Val-d’Or, November 18th, 2016 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) expresses disappointment, concern, and anger following the Crown prosecutor’s decision to pr... Read more

20 October
2016
One Year Later: The denunciations of Val-d’Or’s Indigenous Women

Kahnawake, October 20, 2016 – Nearly a year ago, Indigenous women from Val-d’Or publicly denounced violence and police abuses against them on the epis... Read more

06 October
2016
The Government of Quebec Finally Recognizes Customary Adoption

Kahnawake, October 6, 2016 – Following the Government of Quebec’s announcement at the National Assembly, Quebec Native Women (QNW) welcomes the Bill o... Read more

22 September
2016
Turning towards our traditions: Valuing LGBTQ/Two-spirited Aboriginals and Fighting against sexual discrimination

Kahnawake, September 22, 2016 – Before colonization, being two-spirited was considered a gift that brought respect and honour. Two-spirited individual... Read more

EVENTS

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January 26, 2019
Wendat Women Elder and Youth Gathering

With the project “Listening to the Wisdom of Niokominanak (Our Elders)” Quebec Native Women (QNW) will be gathering elder Indigenous women (women aged...
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November 17, 2018
Annual Gathering of Members

45th ANNUAL GATHERING OF QUEBEC NATIVE WOMEN As stipulated in the constitution and the regulations of Québec Native Women governing the procedure and ...
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November 01, 2018
Huron-Wendat Nation Council

WHEN November 1st, 19:00 WHERE 100 Rue de l’Ours, Wendake   Québec Native Women invites you to participate to the Huron-Wendat Nation Counc...
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October 20, 2018
Abenaki Women Elder and Youth Gathering

As part of the “Listening to the Wisdom of Niokominanak (Our Seniors)” project, QNW bring together Elder indigenous women (55 years and ov...
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September 23, 2018
Mohawk Nation Council

WHEN September 23rd 2018 WHERE Chez Femmes Autochtones du Québec (Business complex River Road) 2385 River Road, Kahnawake suite 118, QC J0L 1B0  ...
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September 30, 2018
Abenaki Nation Council

WHEN September 30th 2018from 1 pm to 4 pm WHERE 115 Waban-Aki, Odanak, J0G 1H0   Québec Native Women invites you to participate to the Abenaki Na...
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September 15, 2018
Algonquin Nation Council

WHEN? September 15th, 2018 WHERE? 1001 3e Avenue Est, Val d’Or, QC, J9P 0J7   Québec Native Women invites you to participate to the Algonqu...
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August 25, 2018
Mi’gmaq Nation Council

WHEN? August 25th 2018 WHERE? Hôtel Le Francis 210 Chemin Pardiac, New Richmond, QC G0C 2B0 Québec Native Women invites you to participate to the Mi&#...
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August 05, 2018
Innu Nation Council

WHEN? August 5th 2018 WHERE? Musée Shaputuan – Salle Atelier 290 Boulevard des Montagnais Sept-Îles (QC) G4R 5R2 Québec Native Women invites you...
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July 04, 2018
QNW Otehiminan Award

The staff at QNW is launching the QNW Otehiminan Award, which recognizes the outstanding contribution of young Indigenous women to their community.  T...
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June 29, 2018
Interactive Workshop: My Indigenous Culture

Native Montreal, in collaboration with Quebec Native Women, invite you to an interactive workshop for youth as part of the #MyIndigenousCulture campai...
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September 11, 2018
Seminar Tapickotc Otamirotan: September 11-12, 2018

Organised by Quebec Native Women (QNW), the seminar offers the WORKERS the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Indigenous Approach to famil...
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April 25, 2018
Campaign launch: My Indigenous Culture

Québec Native Women (QNW) is pleased to invite you to the launch of our “My Indigenous Culture” campaign on April 25th, 2018. This new QNW campaign wi...
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April 28, 2018
Women Resisting Extractivism

On April 28th, more than forty women defenders of land, life and environment will meet in Montreal to share their experiences and resistance strategie...
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March 27, 2018
First Nations Forum on Sexual Assault

Lately, more and more Indigenous people have spoken up to denounce the violence that they face. The First Nations Forum on Sexual Assault, organized b...
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November 11, 2017
Annual gathering of members 2017

44th ANNUAL GATHERING OF QUÉBEC NATIVE WOMEN. As stipulated in the constitution and the regulations of Québec Native Women governing the procedure and...
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August 20, 2017
Quebec Native Women’s Pride Parade Group

Quebec Native Women is pleased to invite you to join us on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at the Montreal Pride Parade to celebrate diversity and show supp...
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July 07, 2017
Register to THE QNW-UQAM Summer School: Female Indigenous Governance in Québec

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE QNW-UQAM Summer School: Female Indigenous Governance in Québec Québec Native Women, in collaboration with the Facult...
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March 08, 2017
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Stand With Us

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Join us on International Women’s Day for a panel discussion addressing the National Inquiry into Missi...
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December 03, 2016
Annual gathering of members 2016

43rd ANNUAL GATHERING OF QUÉBEC NATIVE WOMEN. As stipulated in the constitution and the regulations of Québec Native Women governing the procedure and...
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October 03, 2016
Turning towards our traditions: Valuing LGBTQ/Two-spirited Aboriginals and Fighting against sexual discrimination

Quebec Native Women is proud to invite you to participate in our conference “Turning towards our traditions: Valuing LGBTQ/two-spirited Aboriginals an...
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October 04, 2016
Intervention in a context of revelation of sexual assault towards indigenous children

The Quebec Native Shelters Network invite you on October 4 and 5 in Montreal, to their training “Intervention in a context of revelation of sexu...
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