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Draw the Line Campaign

First Nation Draw the Line Campaign

The First Nation Draw-the-Line Campaign ( will adapt existing resources to make the campaign accessible and relevant to First Nation citizens of Ontario. There will be a special focus on rural and remote First Nation communities while being culturally relevant and sensitive.  

Role of Nishnawbe Aski Nation Women’s Council

  • Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) has recognized that women have always played an important role in the direction and culture of the communities belonging to NAN.
  • The NAN Women’s Council will represent, contribute and participate in dialogue concerning women and family concerns. They will also ensure women’s issues, concerns, priorities and needs are identified and addressed within NAN.
  • Women’s Council members originated from the rural and remote communities (4 East, 4 West).
  • Women’s Council members provide support and direction to the Deputy Grand Chief who is responsible for the portfolio on Women’s Issues.

First Nation Draw the Line Campaign:  Phase One

  • Inclusion and consultation with First Nation stakeholders is of utmost importance;
  • Seek support through NAN Chiefs-in-Assembly resolution;
  • Introductory and on-going meetings with partners for continual feedback;
  • Develop and produce campaign materials.

First Nation Draw the Line Campaign:  Phase Two

  • Campaign materials will be distributed to 133 First Nations communities across Ontario (49 communities within NAN, but increase in geography will occur by partnering with Chiefs of Ontario);
  • This includes urban and rural organizations and agencies that support high volumes of First Nation peoples;
  • Campaign materials will appear in mainstream and First Nation print media;
  • Training workshops for First Nations facilitators to host group activities at grassroots community level.


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