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Indigenous Women of Northern Saskatchewan

The Indigenous Women of Northern Saskatchewan (IWNS) was incorporated to represent, advance and advocate the collective interests of Métis women in Saskatchewan . The organization is an independent provincial Métis women’s organization and serves as the vehicle to represent the interest of all Métis women at the provincial level. Our primary purpose is to address and respond to issues and concerns of Métis women and their families.

Mission Statement

To assist Métis women to be involved in developing and changing legislation which affects them, through their involvement in the development and delivery of programs promoting equal opportunity for Métis women in Saskatchewan .

Objectives

  • Unite and organize Métis women in Saskatchewan.
  • Foster and promote the preservation and enhancement of Métis culture so that communities have an opportunity to teach and preserve Métis history and traditional ways while achieving a high level of academic education with the broader society.
  • Facilitate and promote the development of services generally for the Métis and specifically for Métis women and their children.
  • Influence policy and be actively involved in policy development in all organizations and at all levels that impact upon Métis women and their children so that communities can assume responsibility and ownership in the development and delivery of programs promoting equal opportunity for Aboriginal women.
  • Establish and maintain co-operative and productive working relationships with the federal and provincial governments and all their related organizations as well as with other Aboriginal organizations.
  • Actively seek funding for projects and activities.
  • Represent the cultural, legal, political, social and economic issues of Métis women and their families.
  • Maintain and promote respect for the individual rights, freedoms, and gender equality of Métis women.