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Indigenous Rights & Reconciliation

Here you will find accords, agreements, and legislation as well as rights and reconciliation centered organizations.

To find out more about various organizations and initiatives contributing to advocacy and Reconciliation efforts, click below.

Accords, Agreements & Legislation

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Government of Canada Rights & Reconciliation Initiatives

Learn how the Government of Canada is working to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.

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Winnipeg Indigenous Accord

To show our commitment to and progress on the MMIWG Calls for Justice and to enhance the opportunities for our Accord partners to further participate in reconciliation, the City of Winnipeg is now including the MMIWG Calls for Justice in the Accord commitment and reporting process. It is our hope that including the MMIWG Calls for Justice within the Accord framework will provide an opportunity for other organizations to become Accord partners. The change is meant to show our commitment to and progress on the MMIWG Calls for Justice and to enhance the opportunities for our Accord partners to further participate in reconciliation.

Rights and Reconciliation Organizations

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Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg

P: 204-989-6380
E: [email protected]

112 – 181 Higgins Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 3G1

The Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg is a community based, membership driven, Indigenous organization which serves as a political and advocacy voice that represents the interest of the Urban Indigenous community of Winnipeg.

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Anish Corporation

P: 204-334-9395 / 1-866-640-5441
E: [email protected]

110-200 Alpine Way
Swan Lake First Nation (Headingley), Manitoba Canada
R4H 1C8

We deliver culturally appropriate health & wellness related programs and services to primarily Indigenous people regardless of residence, sex, gender, and sexual orientation. Our work includes advancing gender equality for Indigenous womxn in Manitoba.

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society (FN Caring Society)

P: 613-230-5885
E: [email protected]

Suite 202-350 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
K1R 7S8

The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society (The Caring Society) is a national non-profit organization that began in the Squamish Fist Nation in 1998. Using a reconciliation framework that addresses contemporary hardships for Indigenous families in ways that uplift all Canadians, the Caring Society champions culturally based equity for First Nations children and their families so that they can grow up safely at home, be healthy, achieve their dreams, celebrate their languages and culture and be proud of who they are. The Caring Society proudly works with our partners in Canada and around the world to promote the rights of Indigenous children.

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Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

P: Toll Free 1-844-944-4545
E: [email protected]

PO Box 749
Ohsweken, Ontario Canada
N0A 1M0

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving lives of First Peoples in Canada. In collaboration with the Wenjack Family, the goal of the Fund is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to aid our collective reconciliation journey through a combination of awareness, education, and action.

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Indigenous Languages of Manitoba (ILMB)

P: 204-989-6392
E: [email protected]

119 Sutherland Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 3C9

ILMB is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the strength and survival of our Indigenous Languages.

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Indigenous Peoples Alliance of Manitoba

P: 204-297-9724
E: [email protected]

5 St.Anne’s Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2M 2X9

The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of Manitoba, IPAM, is a collective voice broadly representing, preserving and promoting the heritage, culture, language and rights of all Indigenous Peoples in Manitoba. We work together to inclusively and respectfully represent the interests of all Métis, First Nation, Inuit, and Non-Status or Off-Reserve Peoples who identify as Indigenous in urban, rural and remote areas of the province.

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

P: Toll Free 1-866-262-8181
E: Email through the website

Suite 1101-75 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
K1P 5E7

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is a national representational organization protecting and advancing the rights and interests of Inuit living in Canada as well as working to improve their health and wellbeing.

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Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy (MALS)

The Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy (MALS) was created to revitalize, retain and promote the seven Aboriginal Languages of Manitoba. MALS is committed to sharing, developing, and promoting Aboriginal language resources throughout the province.

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Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint

On December 18, 2015 Manitoba’s six universities, three colleges, and the Manitoba School Boards Association signed the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint to increase access to education for all Indigenous learners from recruitment to retention and to embed Indigenous knowledge and content within early education and onward into post-secondary levels.

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Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO)

P: Toll Free 1-800-442-0488
E: Online Contact Form

Head Office Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation / Winnipeg Office 102-1700 Ellice Avenue / Thompson Office 206-55 Selkirk Avenue
Nelson House / Winnipeg / Thompson, Manitoba Canada
R0B 1A0 / R3H 0B1 /R8N 0M5

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak is a non-profit, political advocacy organization that provides a collective voice on issues of inherent, Treaty, Aboriginal and human rights for the citizens of the sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6 and 10. MKO receives its mandate by resolution of the MKO Chiefs in General Assembly. The Grand Chief, elected for a three-year term, serves as the principal spokesperson. A regionally representative Executive Council of Chiefs provides ongoing direction between General Assemblies. For more information, please go to: Government – Indigenous Government – Assemblies / Federations / Coalitions and Social Services – Child and Family Services and Crisis Supports.

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National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association NATOA

P: 416-766-1447
E: [email protected]

468 New Credit Road, R.R. #6
Hagersville, Ontario Canada
N0A 1H0

NATOA is a charity organization, and is committed to providing Indigenous Peoples of Canada with the resources and information that will help them efficiently create, manage, and operate trusts as a means to ensure the seven generations yet unborn, can benefit from the goals and dreams of the present generation. NATOA’s goal is to be a highly professional and relevant resource for Indigenous Peoples in becoming self-sustaining and vital economic communities.

National Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada Inc.

P: 1-204-239-6464
E: Online Contact Form

212-5000 Crescent Rd W
Keeshkeemaquah, Manitoba Canada
R1N 0X7

The former Portage Indian Residential School is now home to the National Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada Inc.

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Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO)

P: Toll Free 1-866-876-9701
E: [email protected]

Swan Lake First Nation
200-200 Alpine Way
Headingley, Manitoba Canada
R4H 0B7

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization represents 34 First Nations and more than 80,000 citizens in what is now called southern Manitoba. SCO is an independent political organization that protects, preserves, promotes, and enhances First Nations peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making process. Some services include: Child and family welfare, youth council, environment, health, justice and rights, funding, and employment opportunities. SCO’s website has a a section dedicated to Education & Resources which has information on the following: Indian Residential Schools, Indian Day Schools, Sixties Scoop, MMIWG2S and Violence Prevention, Anti-racism, support on getting benefits, Education, Scholarships, and Funding info, a curated list of Indigenous books, podcasts, movies, and reports, and information on Treaties.

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Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Centre of Manitoba, Inc. (T.A.R.R.)

P: 204-766-2494
E: [email protected]

P.O. Box 7
Scanterbury, Manitoba Canada
M0E 1W0

The T.A.R.R. Centre provides historical research services to the 63 First Nations of Manitoba. Throughout the years, the focus of research has been on Indian rights such as treaty land entitlement, treaty rights, hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering rights, and on such matters as reserve alienations, surrenders, leases, expropriations, etc., on Indian lands.

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Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

P: 866-296-3228
E: [email protected]

300-300 Alpine Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R4H 0E1

The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba is a neutral body created through a partnership between the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Canada with a mandate to strengthen, rebuild and enhance the Treaty relationship and mutual respect as envisaged by the Treaty Parties.

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Turtle Lodge

E: [email protected]

Turtle Lodge (Sagkeeng First Nation) PO Box 1267
Pine Falls, Manitoba Canada
R0E 1M0

The Turtle Lodge Center of Excellence in Indigenous Education and Wellness is a place for reconnecting to the Earth & sharing Indigenous ancestral knowledge, founded on the 7 Sacred Laws. The Turtle Lodge offers Children, Youth, Adults and Elders the opportunity to come together in a sacred environment for: Traditional teachings, Ceremony, Healing, and the sharing of the perspectives of the Original Peoples of Turtle Island on how to have a good and peaceful life.

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Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties

P: 204-946-0905

500 Shaftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3P 2N2

The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties takes action in education and advocacy for human rights and civil liberties toward greater social justice in the province.

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