NSNWA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the President of each of the 16 local chapters.
The NSNWA membership elects an Executive Committee every two years to oversee the operations of the NSNWA. The elected positions include: President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, 3rd Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The President is the Chief Executive Officer responsible to represent the values and interests of the NSNWA and its members. Click for more information about the NSNWA Community Election Protocols, NSNWA Bylaws and NSNWA Chapter Orientation Package.
- To be the provincial voice for the Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA people.
- To address issues in a manner, which reflects the changing needs of Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA people of Nova Scotia.
- To assist and promote common goals towards self-determination and self-sufficiency for Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA people in Nova Scotia.
- To assist and encourage all Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA people to contribute ideas and skills to the social, cultural and economical development and health of the Mi’kmaq society.
- To preserve and promote the sacred roles of Indigenous women, 2SLGBTQQIA people and their families as valued and respected members in the community.
- To cultivate and teach the characteristics that are unique aspects of our Indigenous culture and historical traditions.
- To promote equal opportunities for Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA people in programs and activities.
- To build relationships with all levels of government and other organizations to collaborate on all socioeconomic issues affecting the well-being of all Indigenous women, 2SLGBTQQIA people and their families.
- To administer services in a culturally respectful manner.