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Second Annual Spirit Walk Fundraiser - June 13th, 2015

The Native Women's Shelter of Montreal will be holding its 2nd Annual SPIRIT WALK on Saturday, June 13th, 2015. Spirit Walkers will raise pledges and participate in a group walk up beautiful Mount-Royal in support of the women and children of The Native Women's Shelter of Montreal. A portion of the funds raised will be put towards a summer healing retreat, a unique healing opportunity for shelter residents to connect with nature and practice traditional medicine away from the stresses of the city.

Join us as a Walker; Come out to connect with your community, experience the beauty of Mount-Royal and champion on behalf of the women and children of the Shelter to access their traditional medicine in a natural environment.

About the Spirit Walk: Walkers will meet at the Angel Statue (Parc and Rachel) on Mount-Royal.

We will have live music from local Indigenouse Artists; Odaya and Tim Armstrong to kick-off and close the event, as well as opening words from the Executive Director of the Shelter, Nakuset.

Spirit Walkers will stroll 7 kms to Beaver Lake, where refreshments will be waiting for our finishing celebration. All Walkers who raise more than $100 will receive a Spirit Walk T-Shirt as a token of our gratitude.



Our Dreams Matter Too - June 11th, 2014

On June 11, give First Nations children the same chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of their cultures.

Our Dreams Matter too is a campaign of the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society.

The Native Women's Shelter of Montreal is organizing a walk in support of


When? WEDNESDAY JUNE 11th, 2014 at 5PM

Where? Starting at the Native Friendship Center at 2001 Boulevard St. Laurent, we will walk to the Annual General Meeting of the Native Women's Shelter, to be held at Le Nouvel Hotel 1740 Boulevard Rene- Levesque

Please find attached the poster to advertise the event and please circulate tthis email to all of your contacts. You can help promote equal rights for Aboriginal children with just the click of a button.

Our Dreams Matter Too is a walk and letter writing event supporting culturally based equity for First Nations children. There were more than 35 Our Dreams Matter Too walks across Canada last year, and over 5000 walkers! With your help, we hope to see an even greater number in 2014.

Encourage children, youth, families, schools and organizations in your area to write letters to your MP and the Prime Minister supporting culturally based equity for First Nations children by attending this walk!

Postage is free for letters to the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament

Forum on Homelessness - June 12th, 2014

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS Thursday June 12, 2014, from 4 to 8 pm,

St. James The Apostle Church – 1439 Ste Catherine Street West

Next June 12 will take place the FORUM ON HOMELESSNESS! This event, organised by the Peter-McGill Community Council and its partners*, will have interactive kiosks, along with a main stage for a multitude of artistic performances (singing, break dancing, hoop dancing and many other attractions).

Workshops will also be offered on three different themes: identity, mutual support and the holistic view.

Whether you would like to be part of a human adventure, give some time, or for many other reasons, join us!

We are offering several different missions which are essential to the organisation of the event!

Please follow this link to fill the form and send it back to us before June, 6th 2014. We will come back to you as soon as possible.

For more information:


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*The Salvation Army, Exeko, Face-à-Face, Native Women's Shelter, Groupe Harmonie, Benedict Labre House, the NETWORK project, Tandem Ville-Marie, Downtown YMCA.

First Annual Spirit Walk Fundraiser - June 21st, 2014

Come join the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal for its first annual Spirit Walk Fundraiser on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 2 PM at Mount Royal Park. The walk is approximately 5 km and each participant will be asked to collect pledges. Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a free T-shirt specially designed by a local artist!

Whether you’ve never participated in a walkathon before or are an experienced hiker, you can walk at your own pace. What’s important is that you’re willing to come out to celebrate summer solstice in beautiful Mount Royal Park and to raise money for a great cause.

The funds raised during the Spirit Walk will support a Healing Lodge for Indigenous women, hosted by the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal in August 2014.

Your help and efforts to support the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal will be greatly appreciated. To register, click on this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11YRCE6ef2AO9GEsddd3vCLSyi-7hH-_TMzBEQqQ9iFo/viewform

Please go online today and register as a walker, start collecting pledges from friends and family, and walk proudly. We look forward to seeing you at Mount Royal Park on June 21st.

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25th Anniversary Fundraising Initiative

The Native Women's Shelter of Montreal is celebrating 25 successful years in the community. We are currently expanding our horizons through the next phase of development: the construction of a transition home for our clientele. Plans are already underway and to ensure this project's success we need your help. Through funding from organizations, government and community members we will make this dream a reality. Join us in our endeavor so that we may continue to improve the lives of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women in Montreal and help us to make the next 25 years as outstanding as the first.

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Native Women's Shelter of Montreal's Annual General Meeting

June 12, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Nouvel Hotel. Hoop Dance performance by Marie-Celine Charron and drumming with Buffalo Hat Singers. For more information, please contact Nakuset at nakuset@gmail.com

HIV/AIDS: Impacts on APHAs, Families and Communities

May 22, 2013
9:00am to 5:00pm
Centre St. Pierre 1212 Panet, Room 200
Free lunch and door prizes!!

Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Meeting

The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network (NETWORK) was created on November 5, 2008. As Montreal has the 8th largest urban Aboriginal population, the NETWORK´S vision is to improve the quality of life of Aboriginals in the greater Montreal area through a coordinated and concerted approach that will align collective interests in supporting locally-driven initiatives. With more than 600 members, which include 120 organizations, the NETWORK is open to all Aboriginals of the greater Montreal area and to representatives of organizations and various levels of government that serve them. For more information: www.reseaumtlnetwork.com

Please find the reports from the UACS meetings.

25th Anniversary Fundraiser








Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 7:30PM > At the Rialto Theatre we will be celebrating 25 years of success. This fundraiser wil help us raise money for the creation of a transition home. $75 minimum per ticket. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, an auction and local entertainment.

Mary Ann Wapachee Quietly Leaves Us

It is with sad regret that the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, Nakuset, Executive Director and the Board inform the Aboriginal community of Montreal that Mary Ann Wapachee, James Bay Cree from Mistissini, Québec, passed away in the early morning of Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 52 years.
Mary Ann Wapachee leaves behind her companion and special friend, Charlie, and her children, Darlene, Stephanie and Alex.
Mary Ann was well-known among Montreal community members for her smile, her enthusiasm and support of the community. She worked with the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal and she participated in many community events.
Most recently, Mary Ann was the well-loved cook and the friend of the women of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal.  She will be deeply missed by all.
An Aboriginal community memorial service and celebration of her life by friends and family will be held on Sunday at 13h00 at the Native Friendship Centre of Montréal, 2001 boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, Québec. A community feast «mookasan» will follow. Food donations are welcome.


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