CAAW is a non-profit, community based group that has undertaken woman-centered projects to benefit Aboriginal women and girls since 1997. Since its inception in 1997, CAAW has focused on supporting Wabanaki women and girls in their goals and efforts to fulfill their potential. CAAW is an organization that was created by Aboriginal women for the benefit of Wabanaki and other Aboriginal women in New Brunswick. It operates as a collective, following more traditional Wabanaki models of leadership and governance.


Maliseet student partaking in a Mobile App Development program, throughout her pursuit of happiness she found her passion in technology and is excited for her future endeavours.

"Everything you desire is on the other side of fear"


Maliseet traditional singer who plans to utilize her education to help First Nation children.

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do".


Mikmaq student completing her Criminology degree at St.Thomas University, with which she hopes to bridge gaps on services needed within First Nation Communities.

" When life seems to give you a hard time, let that be motivation to stand back on your feet and keep your head high".


Mikmaq mother of two children, who has recently competed her Bachelor of Business Administration Honours in Accounting, concentration in Finance.

"Here's to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, and may we raise them"


Maliseet athlete who aspires to become a constable with the RCMP.

"When you've got something to prove there is nothing greater then that challenge"

CAAW's Latest Event

Young Wabanaki Women Learn About "Walking Two Worlds"

L-R) Lisa Charleyboy (UrbanNative Magazine) YWWR Gala Keynote speaker dancing with Alan Polchies Jr, St. Marys First Nation (MC of the night).

Young First Nations spoke about "Walking Two Worlds" during the Young Wabanaki Women Rising gathering May 23-25 at the Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton. The gathering was focused on strengthening a positive First Nation identity, violence prevention and post secondary education. Participants at the gathering were young women between 17-25 years old from different First Nation communities in New Brunswick and some in Nova Scotia. Read More