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Native Women’s Association of Canada invitation to OAS

December 3, 2019

Native Women’s Association of Canada – At the formal invitation of NWAC, International Dignitary Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) will raise awareness Internationally on the Crisis Impacting Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender-Diverse People. The OAS is establishing an expert panel following the findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
His visit and tour to Indigenous communities also cements NWAC’s goal to develop international collaborative partnerships and seek the support of international human rights defenders to ensure implementation of the Inquiry’s 231 Calls for Justice. Mr. Almagro’s visit reinforces this importance and will help raise awareness of the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across our country,” says Lorraine Whitman, NWAC President.