3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE NOW VIRTUAL! MARCH 15-17, 2021

Individual Registrations $500
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Why Join The Conference

About ONWA
ONWA is a not for profit organization to empower and support all Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario through research, advocacy, policy development and programs that focus on local, regional and provincial activities. ONWA supports women to take up their leadership roles in the family and in the community. ONWA supports women’s leadership: “To ensure that our voices are heard, we have to start by listening to each other first.”
About The Conference
Nibwaakaa inaadiziwin (She Is Wise in Ways of Life) is an annual conference about wise practices on addressing violence against Indigenous Women and Mother Earth. It references the wisdom and intelligence of women as well as the life giving power every woman carries within her. This conference supports building Indigenous women’s leadership and developing actionable recommendations that encapsulate our vision of leadership and safer and healthier communities.
About Our Speakers
ONWA is committed to creating space for Indigenous women’s storytelling. This Conference honours and recognizes that Indigenous women have experiential knowledge, teachings, and stories that form a narrative of Indigenous women’s resilience and leadership within their families and communities. The conference captures their voices and perspectives and fosters a discourse of strength that seeks to change the narrative of violence trough collective, cultural and gendered empowerment.

Who Should Join The Conference

Front line Service Workers
Community Workers
Health Care Professionals

How To Join

Simply fill out the registration form – individual registrations are $500
or get a group of 8 for $3,500 and save $500.

Keynote Speakers

AUTUMN PELTIER

SHEILA WATT-CLOUTIER

TANYA TALAGA

PURA FE

STEVIE SALAS

Schedule

Cultural Presentation

Elder ONWA Passwewe Ikwewug Women`s Drum Group
Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 8:30 am – 8:45 am
Plenary Session

TBD
Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Plenary Session

Land Protection and Environment
Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Oral Presentation

Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop

With James Vukelich
Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

With Waasekom
Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

A power point presentation that provides a brief narrative of the many uses for wigwas (birch bark) and our sacred medicines. We will also have a video of Al Hunter demonstrating how to harvest wigwas that they can bring back to their communities as a educational component. Participants will learn through a hands-on experience of making birch bark earrings with porcupine quills.
Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

With Audrey Deroy
Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

With Collin Graham
Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

With Denise Baxter
Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Registration Options

Individual

$500

Full Conference
(Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Group of 8

$3,500

Buy 7 seats for $3,500 and receive the 8th seat free ($500 value)

Full Conference
(Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

With this registration fee, each registrant will receive in the mail a conference package that will include all materials needed for the conference and workshops chosen each day including some daily gifts and conference swag.

Thank you To Our Sponsors