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Indigenous Women’s Conference

The first province-wide Indigenous women’s conference, The Path to the Good Life for Indigenous Women, was held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay from March 13-15, 2006. This conference was the first of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador. Consultations were held by Indigenous women in 26 communities across the province to determine the objectives of the conference.

The main topics discussed at the first conference were culture, the justice system, governance, employment, violence, housing, access to programs and funding, and health care.

The second conference, The Path to the Good Life: Moving Forward, Building Strength, was held in Stephenville from November 23-26, 2006. The main topics covered at this conference were the justice system, and poverty reduction.

The third annual conference, The Path to Economic Prosperity, was held in St. John's on March 12-14, 2008. Participants of the conference attended presentations from community and Provincial Government representatives about the emerging and growing industries in the province, as well as educational and entrepreneurship opportunities.

The fourth conference, Indigenous Women & Policy Development, focused on the topic of Culturally Relevant Gender-Based Analysis and how this tool could help Indigenous women have a voice in policy development at the provincial level.

The conferences provide Indigenous women with the opportunity to connect, share experiences and plan steps necessary to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Representatives from all Indigenous groups in the province participate in the conferences. The conferences are planned by a steering committee made up of representatives from Indigenous groups and communities across the province and the Women’s Policy Office. The steering committee nominates the delegates who attend the conference.

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National Indigenous Women's Summit

The National Indigenous Women's Summit took place from June 20-22, 2007 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Summit brought together approximately 150 Indigenous women and 150 representatives from all levels of Government and Indigenous organizations from across Canada.

Topics discussed at the Summit were based on three themes: 1) Health, Safety and Wellness 2) Equality and Empowerment and 3) Strength, Balance and Honour. As a result of the discussions at the Summit 39 priorities were highlighted which all levels of government, as well as a number of national Indigenous groups committed to working towards.

For more information on the Summit please visit: Labrador Affairs Secretariat

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Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network
90 Main Street
Stephenville, NL A2N 1J3
Tel: (709) 643-1290
Fax: (709) 643-1290
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Benoit’s Cove Native Women’s Association
P.O. Box 54, Site 13
Benoit’s Cove, NL A0L 1A0
Tel: (709) 789-3132
Exploits Native Women’s Association
5 Church Rd. Suite 1
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1Y9
Tel: (709) 489-8425
Fax: (709) 489-8417
Labrador Native Women’s Association
Box 542, Stn. B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1S0
Tel: (709) 896-5071
Fax: (709) 896-5071
Nunatsiavut Government
Diane Gear: Minister for Status of Women
25 Ikajuktauvik Road
P.O. Box 70
Nain, NL A0P 1L0
Tel: (709) 922-2942
Fax: (709) 922-2931
Newfoundland Native Women’s Association
P.O. Box 22
Benoits Cove, NL A0L 1A0
Tel: (709) 789-3430
Fax: (709) 789-2207
Inuit Women of Canada
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 520
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
Tel: (613) 238-3977
Fax: (613) 238-1787
Shetshatshiu Innu First Nation
P.0. Box 160
North West River, NL A0P 1M0
Qalipu First Nation Band
3 Church Street
Corner Brook, NL A2H 2Z4
Tel: (709) 634-0996
Fax: (709) 639-3997
Glenwood Mi’kmaq First Nation
24 Spruce Avenue
Glenwood, NL A0G 2K0
Health Tel: (709) 679-5743/1 (855) 675-5743
Education and Training Tel: (709) 679-2338
Indian Registration Tel: (709) 679-2142/1 (855) 263-6440
Fax: (709) 679-2344
Mushuau Innu First Nation
P.O. Box 186
Natuashish, NL A0P 1A0
Tel: (709) 478-8755
Fax: (709) 478-8733
Innu Nation
P.O. Box 119
Shetshatshiu, NL A0P 1M0
Tel: (709) 497-8398
Fax: Fax: (709) 497-8397
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Labrador Friendship Centre
P.O. Box 767, Stn B
49 Grenfell Street
Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0
Tel: (709) 896-8302
Fax: (709) 896-8731
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P.O. Box 460, Stn. C
Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL A0P 1C0
Tel: (709) 896-0592
Fax: (709) 896-0594
Miawpukek First Nation
50 Miawpukek Drive
P.O. Box 10
Conne River, NL A0H 1J0
Tel: (709) 882-2470
Fax: (709) 882-2292
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Nunatsiavut Government: Department of Health and Social Development
200 Kelland Dr.
P.O. Box 496-Stn. C
Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL A0P 1C0
Tel: (709) 896-9760
Fax: (709) 896-9751
St. John’s Native Friendship Centre
716 Water Street
St. John's, NL A1E 1C1
Tel: (709) 726-5902
Fax: (709) 726-3557
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