Katie Sanderson, Elsie Yanik, Nancy Wood Woodward, Bertha Clark-Jones and Dorothy McDonald provided essential programming to the Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre. They also focused their discussions on the adverse changes affecting Indigenous women at regular meetings.
They not only advocated locally but also provincially and rallied support to challenge the negative consequences of changes to their status and their given rights by creating the Alberta Native Women Voices.
Their work continued nationally and eventually turned the provincial organization into a national umbrella organization to further the cause of Indigenous women for equal rights in Canada. These women leaders are pioneers in advancing equal rights for women in Canada.
The following images of articles and flyers demonstrate the community engagement for the Women of Nistawoyou showcased through the Wood Buffalo region.