Role of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Women's Council
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) has recognized that women have always played an important role in the direction and culture of the communities belonging to NAN.
The NAN Women’s Council will represent, contribute and participate in dialogue concerning women and family concerns. They will also ensure women’s issues, concerns, priorities and needs are identified and addressed within NAN.
The NAN Women’s Council members originate from rural and remote communities (4 East, 4 West).
Women’s Council members provide support and direction to the Deputy Grand Chief who is responsible for the portfolio on Women’s Issues.
Role of the Chiefs of Ontario First Nation Women's Caucus
The First Nation Women’s Caucus is to ensure a First Nations community focused approach is utilized as part of the strategy to end violence for First Nation women and girls. This community focused approach is a part of a widespread need for First Nations Peoples and Nations situated in Canada to resume control over the issues that are affecting their Peoples. Based on the inherent right to self-determination and to establish a better quality of life for First Nations Peoples an autonomous First Nation Women’s Caucus has been created.