March 18-20, 2019

Marriott Downtown, Toronto

She Is Wise - Nibwaakaa inaadiziwin is an annual conference about wise practices on addressing violence, it is hosted by the Ontario Native Women’s Association (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."

Nibwaakaa inaadiziwin (She Is Wise in Ways of Life) references the wisdom and intelligence of women as well as the life-giving power she carries within her, this training will build upon the good work that we have already completed, retelling a story that has largely gone untold, replenishing our bundles with wise practices that will support our efforts to build Indigenous women’s leadership, and develop concrete and actionable recommendations that encapsulate our vision of Indigenous women’s leadership, safer communities and optimal health and wellness for our communities.

Culture, kindness and Indigenous women’s leadership, are all pieces which must come together in order to begin to actionably respond to violence. ONWA is committed to creating space for Indigenous women’s storytelling, this Conference honours the necessity of space, place and time, recognizing that Indigenous women have experiential knowledge, teachings, stories, that form a narrative of Indigenous women’s experience, resilience and leadership within their families and communities. The Nibwaakaa inaadiziwin (she is wise) Conference, captures the voices and perspectives of Indigenous women, fostering a discourse of strength, that seeks to change the narrative of violence, through collective cultural and gendered empowerment.

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She Is Wise 2nd Annual Conference March 18-20 Toronto

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