Georgian Bay Native Womens' Association

The major tenet that the GBNWA is based on is the unity of all Anishnabe women, regardless of legal categories. The main concerns of the Association are the preservation, and promotion of, Anishnabe culture, language, and heritage.

Membership Code of Ethics

The Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association is a membership-based organization who’s members pay annual dues of $5.00 per family and adhere to the following code of ethics :

 

  • I pledge to honour the belief of supporting the unity of all native women, regardless of legal categories – status, non-status, Metis.
  • I pledge to at all times stand and speak with the pride and dignity that my Native heritage demands.
  • I will be tolerant of diversity, honest with my opinions and feelings and, above all, respect the opinions and feelings of my Native sisters, even though we may disagree.
  • I will support and work toward the stated aims and objectives of the organization.
  • I will, at all times, conduct myself in a manner that brings respect and credibility to the Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association.
  • Any grievances, comments or criticisms that I may have that relate to this organization, I will be responsible to bring them to the attention of the members of the association and/or officers of the association as soon as possible, to be dealt with by the membership and/or officers openly and honestly without prejudice.
  • I will endeavour to work cooperatively with other groups, organizations or individuals, Native and non-Native, to solve problems and to support mutual concerns.
  • I will work responsibly and cooperatively with fellow citizens towards a humane society:  equal opportunity for participation, tolerance of differences and respect for all living things.

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