Native Women’s Association of Canada denounces funding cuts

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PRESS RELEASE

(OTTAWA, ON) On September 6, 2012 – The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s new President, Michelle Audette, denounces Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada’s (AANDC) funding cuts and pledges to ensure that Canadian society understands how these cuts will impact everyone. 

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is one of five National Aboriginal Organizations that represents the interests of Aboriginal women. NWAC recently experienced severe cuts to its health portfolio with the Conservative Government’s 2012 budget, and will now have to deal with cuts to its core funding that has not been increased since 2005. “We receive a relatively small contribution from AANDC that supports core functions like administration and payroll that are necessary to maintain the organization’s basic infrastructure,” says Audette.

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