Advancing Gender Equality Issues

Native Women's Association of the NWT

The Native Women’s Association of the NWT (NWA) 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’s guiding principle is that all people of 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 cultural heritage. 

The NWA is committed to being the voice of Native women in the NWT 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. The NWA offers programs and services to Native women throughout the NWT.