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30 September
2021
Coroner’s report: The existence of systemic racism is recognized

QNW- Press release – Coroner’s report ... Read more

30 September
2021
A day to reflect and acknowledge the atrocities Indigenous peoples have experienced: “Every Child Matters”

QNW- Press release – Truth and Reconciliation Day ... Read more

17 September
2021
Provisional assessment of the Viens Commission: QNW welcomes actions taken but expects more

QNW- Press release – Viens Commission ... Read more

09 September
2021
Federal election: It’s time for Indigenous women to take their rightful place

QNW – Press release – Federal election 2021 ... Read more

02 August
2021
Quebec Native Women congratulates Michèle Audette as Senator

QNW – Press release – Quebec Native Women congratulates the appointment of the new Senator ... Read more

20 July
2021
Remembering and Honouring the missing and murdered Indigenous children of Quebec

QNW- Press release – Remembering and Honouring the missing and murdered Indigenous children of Quebec ... Read more

12 July
2021
Indigenous women elected in key roles: the perpetuation of our ancestral traditions

QNW- Press release – Indigenous women in governance ... Read more

08 July
2021
Quebec Native Women is no longer a member of the Native Women’s Association of Canada

QNW – Press release – Quebec Native Women is no longer a member of the Native Women’s Association of Canada ... Read more

06 July
2021
New Governor General of Canada: Indigenous woman nominated

QNW – Press release – New Governor General ... Read more

30 June
2021
Canada Day: what are we really celebrating?

QNW – Press release – Canada Day what are we really celebrating ... Read more

28 June
2021
Residential schools: atrocities that plunge us back into suffering

QNW- Press release – atrocities that plunge us back into suffering ... Read more

17 June
2021
Bill C-15: Another step towards a better relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian government

QNW – Press release – Bill C-15 ... Read more

14 June
2021
Quebec Native Women (QNW) and Saint Paul University (SPU) Announce the Launch of a Workshop series on Indigenous Women’s Governance in Quebec

Press release Summer Workshops QNW-SPU 2021_SF ... Read more

07 June
2021
Quebec Native Women announces the departure of its Executive Director

QNW – Press release – QNW announces the departure of its Executive Director ... Read more

03 June
2021
National Action Plan and Federal Pathway Will Not End Genocide of Indigenous Women and Girls

Joint Media Release – June 3 2021 ... Read more

03 June
2021
The National Action Plan 2021: a plan without action

QNW – Press release – The National Action Plan 2021 a plan without action ... Read more

02 June
2021
End of public hearings into the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan: the beginning of a wind of change

QNW – Press release – End of public hearings into the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan ... Read more

31 May
2021
Disturbing impacts of residential schools continue to surface: 215 Indigenous children found dead in British Columbia

QNW- Press relase – 215 Indigenous children found dead in British Columbia ... Read more

28 May
2021
Investigation into the death of Joyce Echaquan: Quebec Native Women speaks out

QNW- Press release – Investigation into the death of Joyce Echaquan Quebec Native Women speaks out ... Read more

18 May
2021
Prejudice and discrimination against Indigenous women in the health and social service systems: the perpetuation of a colonial system

QNW – Press release – The perpetuation of a colonial system ... Read more

17 May
2021
Launch of research on the free and informed consent and imposed sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women in Quebec

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13 May
2021
Justice for Joyce: Coroner’s public hearings begin

QNW – Press release – Joyce Echaquan death hearings begin ... Read more

04 May
2021
Laurent Commission Report: Taking Actions for Indigenous Children

QNW – Press release – Laurent Commission ... Read more

22 April
2021
Federal Budget 2021-2022: Quebec Native Women applaud Ottawa’s decision to invest an additional $18 billion over 5 years for Indigenous people

QNW – Press Release – Federal budget 2021-2022 ... Read more

01 April
2021
Feminicide: Indigenous women are doubly discriminated against by both racism and sexism

QNW – Press release – Feminicide ... Read more

01 April
2021
Bill 79: Supporting the families of missing and deceased Indigenous children in questionable circumstances

QNW – Press relase – Bill 79 ... Read more

03 March
2021
QNW delegates and members support Joyce’s Principle

QNW – Press release – QNW delegates and members support Joyces Principle ... Read more

22 February
2021
Quebec does not intend to adopt Joyce’s Principle: The government still denies the existence of systemic racism

QNW – Press Release – Joyces Principle ... Read more

27 January
2021
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Researchers at UQAM join Quebec Native Women in calling for increased collaboration with the SPVM

20210126_Press Release_QNW_EN ... Read more

22 January
2021
Annual General Assembly of the members of Quebec Native Women Inc. 2020

47th ANNUAL GATHERING OF QUEBEC NATIVE WOMEN Members of the Association are invited to the 47th Annual Gathering, which will be held virtually by Zoom... Read more

16 December
2020
Contribution from the Groupe d’action contre le racisme : “A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT STILL A LOT TO DO”

Kahnawake, December 16, 2020 – In response to the report of the Groupe d’action contre le racisme (GACR), Quebec Native Women (FAQ) commends the... Read more

10 December
2020
MISSING INDIGENOUS CHILDREN: QUEBEC NATIVE WOMEN WELCOMES QUEBEC GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT AND EXTENDS A HAND

Kahnawake, December 10, 2020 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) welcomes yesterday’s (December 9th) announcement by Indigenous Affairs Minister I... Read more

10 June
2020
Open Letter to Minister Marc Miller: Systemic Racism and Aboriginal Peoples

OPEN LETTER June 10, 2020 Dear Honorable Marc Miller, You expressed outrage over the recent “wellness check” by the Edmundson police on Chantel Moore,... Read more

03 June
2020
Statement by Quebec Native Women marking the first anniversary of the NIMMIWG final report

Kahnawake, June 3rd, 2020  – Quebec Native Women (QNW) would like to mark the first anniversary of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered ... Read more

29 May
2020
Response to the announcement of $85 million in Federal funding for new shelters in communities

Kahnawake, May 29th, 2020 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement to provide $85 millions in funding to... Read more

20 May
2020
Formal Complaint Filed on the Ground of Systemic Discrimination and Racial Profiling by the SPVM: Another Case Too Many

Wendake, May 20, 2020 – Following the official filing of a complaint with the Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse du Québec (... Read more

08 May
2020
QNW denounces a police intervention toward a First Nations woman

Kahnawake, May 8, 2020 – This press release is issued as a response to a police intervention that took place last Sunday, May 3, at Cabot Square... Read more

23 March
2020
COVID-19 – Maintaining services and preventive measures

Quebec Native Women (QNW) would like to inform you about the maintaining of its services and the various measures that have been put in place to respo... Read more

17 December
2019
Quebec Native Women supports the December 15th, 2019 flash-mob in reaction to violence against women

Quebec Native Women supports the December 15th, 2019 flash-mob in reaction to violence against women, that took place in front of the National Assembl... Read more

21 November
2019
A cabinet nominated with collaboration in mind: the time has come for action

KANHAWAKE, November 21, 2019 – In the wake of the nomination of the cabinet ministers yesterday in Ottawa for the Trudeau government’s second ma... Read more

25 November
2019
Office closure notice

Please note that Quebec Native Women office will be closed on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th. ... Read more

19 December
2019
Holiday closure notice

We’re not quite there yet, but the Quebec Native Women office will be closed from Dec. 19st to Jan. 6th. We wish all of our members a wonderful... Read more

08 October
2019
Dignity of Indigenous Women

KAHNAWAKE, October 8, 2019 – On Tuesday, October 2, 2019, Premier François Legault apologized and asked forgiveness of First Nations and Inuit m... Read more

30 September
2019
Indigenous Women Forgotten by the Public Inquiry Commission Report

VAL D’OR, September 30th, 2019 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) is witnessing the tabling of the final report of the Public Inquiry Commission ... Read more

27 September
2019
QNW joins the mobilization for the planet

Kahnawake, September 27th, 2019 – In this Climate Week and in anticipation of the Climate March which will take place this Friday, September 27, 2019,... Read more

22 August
2019
QNW highlights the end of sex discrimination in the Indian Act

Kahnawake, August 22nd, 2019 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) is pleased to learn that the suspended provisions of Bill S-3 have finally come into force, m... Read more

27 June
2019
Bill C-262: Barriers to Reconciliation Solidify

Kahnawake, June 27, 2019 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) denounces the fact that Bill C-262 died on the order paper, blocked by a few senators, as C... Read more

03 June
2019
FAQ reacts to the final report of the NIMMIWG

Gatineau, June 3rd, 2019 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) attends today the presentation of the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murde... Read more

09 April
2019
First Nations women leaders demand an end to Indiant Act sex discrimination before the election

Ottawa, April 9th, 2019 – “The sex discrimination in the Indian Act must be eliminated before the election is called,” said Sharon M... Read more

16 February
2019
QNW launches a petition against discrimination in the Indian Act

Montreal, February 16th, 2019 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) launches a petition to call on government to end discrimination in the Indian Act, which per... Read more

15 February
2019
QNW organizes Public Forum Sha’tetiónkwate to expose the effects of discrimination in the Indian Act

Kahnawake, February 15th, 2019 – Quebec Native Women was founded in 1974 to fight discrimination against Indigenous women in the Indian Act. 45 years ... Read more

17 October
2021
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