IIWR-MB hosted a “parallel event” during the  Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) at the United Nations: Risks for Canadian Indigenous Women Transitioning to an Urban Environment. The focus of the panel reflected the CSW61’s priority theme: Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work, and the Emerging Issue, The Empowerment of Indigenous Women.

In 2017, IIWR-MB sent a delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.  As an organization with Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN,  IIWR-MB can lead a delegation to the Commission and host a parallel event.


  • Micaela Crighton
  • Alexandria Kazmerik
  • Katrina LeClerc
  • Christine Williams
  • Brittany McIntosh
  • Chief Janice Henderson
  • Deborah Lipscombe
  • Tammy Christensen
  • Sedonia Deng
  • Grand Chief Sheila North – Wilson
  • Renata Meconse
  • Teruni Walaliyadde
  • Angeline Rivard
  • Margaret MacKinnon
  • Mary Scott


CBC News Report on the Panel

CSW61 Report by Mary Scott