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NINAWC


WHO WE ARE


NINAWC is a coalition representing over 45 Native American and Indigenous communities and their non-profit WIC organizations. These organizations provide services for women, children and infants. WIC associations are the front line of nutrition education and health care services for the nation’s most vulnerable families.

We encourage you to join us!

2024 NINAWC CONFERENCE NEWS

Save the Date!   In celebration of WIC's 50 years of services, we are hosting an education day.  Mark your calendar for July 23rd and 24th for this virtual event.   More details to come!





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The current NINAWC leadership team includes:

Chair:

Cheri Nemec, RDN, CD, CLE, IBC

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.

WIC Director

715-588-1020

cnemec@glitc.org


Vice Chair:

Katrina Lewis, M.Ed.

Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services

WIC Senior Manager

580-421-8766 ext. 62231

katrina.lewis@chickasaw.net


Treasurer:

Brenda Carter

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

WIC Director

918-453-5291

brenda-carter@cherokee.org





Awards for Service! 25 Years or More in WIC SERVICE


Member Benefits

Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for families served by tribal WIC programs.

Conferences: Conferences can provide quality education and networking for WIC professionals.  If you would like to be involved in planning or committees for upcoming NINAWC conference and meetings, please reach out to board members

Meetings:  Periodic members-only meetings help to keep members in the loop, offer time for sharing and solutions, and  a forum for gathering input and feedback from members.

We will also assist with hosting various information meetings. Invitations to attend, meeting information and the registration will be found on our website.

Public Policy / Advocacy: We share information with our members that is of concern to the various programs they operate through their WIC clinics. 

Free Informational Services: NINAWC keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through the coalition’s web site and email updates of emerging issues relevant to WIC programs and policies. 

Members Only Sections: 

  • Materials  We will be creating flyers and educational brochures based on the WIC program for use by our members. Each will have an area where you can personalize them for your clinic. 
  • Forums  We can share ideas and post questions for other members.
  • Leadership  The board meeting agendas, minutes and reports will be available for membership review.  

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About the coalition

NINAWC is a coalition representing over 45 Native American and Indigenous communities and their non-profit WIC organizations. These organizations provide services for women, children and infants. WIC associations are the front line of nutrition education and health care services for the nation’s most vulnerable families.



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