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Date updated: July 18, 2023

Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network (NAWN)

The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network works to promote and enhance the health, social, educational, economic, cultural, and political, well-being of Aboriginal women within the Island portion of NL.

The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network offers:

  • Culturally-based violence awareness, prevention and healing programs
  • Promotes leadership and skills development through free training and workshops
  • NAWN is located at the People of the Dawn Friendship Center satellite office in Stephenville. This satellite office holds a [Senior’s Social] every week.
  • NEW Indigenous Community Navigator (ICN) – assists people who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness in navigating the current services in place to attain financial assistance and permanent housing
  • Free mental health support
  • NAWN is affiliated with SIX affiliate Indigenous women’s associations
  • They carry out a wide variety of activities with senior women in attendance.
  • Social activities may also include intergenerational activities

NAWN is affiliated with six women’s groups in NL.

  • Melgignat MiKmaq Women’s Group
  • Corner Brook Aboriginal Women’s Association
  • Flat Bay-St. Teresa’s Native Women’s Association
  • Benoit’s Cove Native Women’s Association
  • Indian Cove Women’s Circle
  • members at Large

Contact NAWN through Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network at 709-643-4563


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