British Columbia Native Women's Society
Organization profile published 1979

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Year Published:  1979  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX969

For some years now the British Columbia Native Women's Society (BCNWS) has been assisting native people in British Columbia in a variety of ways, ranging from giving out information, to making referrals to appropriate agencies, to supporting numerous arts and craft enterprises.

Abstract:  For some years now the British Columbia Native Women's Society (BCNWS) has been assisting native people in British Columbia in a variety of ways, ranging from giving out information, to making referrals to appropriate agencies, to supporting numerous arts and craft enterprises.

The society seeks to promote a better understanding of the native people amongst the Canadian public and to this end a large part of the office activities involves sending out free information whenever requested. It also encourages and aids organizations in Native communities throughout the province in whatever ways it is able, and attempts to foster a spirit of unity amongst Native tribes through studying their problems.

In addition, the society works to provide a non-partisan, non-sectarian influence in the administration of Indian Affairs both in the province of British Columbia and in Ottawa. For more than six months the BCNWS has been accumulating information through a survey to discover the status of native women and children in B.C. in relation to the federal Indian act and to determine their corresponding awareness of this Act. With the results of this survey, members will propose a revision of Section 12-1-B of the Act-that part relating to Indian Rights for Indian Women and Bands having control of their own membership.

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