The Board of Directors hold responsibility for the overall governance of NWAC and passes all resolutions with regard to new initiatives undertaken by NWAC personnel and its members. The Board meets on a regular basis to evaluate, review, and provide direction to the President, PTMAs, and the National office.

NWAC’s Board of Directors consists of 22 members:

  • One (1) president

  • Thirteen (13) regional representatives

  • Four (4) of which are also regional executive leaders

  • Four (4) regional elders

  • Four (4) regional youth representatives; elected by the NWAC Youth Council

Presidents and Board Members

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NWAC President
Lorraine Whitman

Indigenous Women’s Association of the Maliseet and Mi’qmaq Territory
Brandy Stanovich

Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI
Matilda Ramjattan

Newfoundland Native Women’s Association
Dorothy George

Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association
Bernadette Marshall (Interim President)

Keepers of the Circle Ontario
Jennifer Landry (President), Alexandra Bridges (Board Member)

Manitoba Moon Voices Inc.
Denise Cook

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation
Pending Review

BC Native Women’s Association
Joanne Gottfriedson

Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council
Terri Szabo

The Native Women’s Association of the NWT
Jane Weyallon

Nunavut Inuit Women’s Association
Madeleine Redfern

Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women Alberta
Lisa Weber

Regional Elder Representatives

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Therese Villeneuve (NWT)

North Elder
The Native Women’s Association of the NWT

Roberta Oshkabewisens (ON)

National Elder Representative
South Elder
Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group

Alma Brooks (NB)

East Elder 
Indigenous Women’s Association of the Maliseet and Mi’kmaq Territory

West Elder (TBD)

Regional Youth Representatives

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Brooke Blanchard (NL)

East Youth 

Mariah Deleavey (NB)

South Youth

Katelyne Magun-Wolftail (YT)

West Youth 

Jaylene Delorme (NWT)

National Youth Representative
North Youth