Supports for Students

Community

It is important to have a connection to community.  Whether this is the community you came from or the community you are in, this is where you will find resources to support community relationships.

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Community Activism

Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg

Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg Organization

The ACW’s vision is to support a self-sufficient, healthy, vibrant urban Indigenous community, where families and children are ensured a good quality of life, through equal opportunity and choice so that Winnipeg’s Indigenous people are a part of all things – a distinct presence throughout Winnipeg.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism

Mother Earth Recycling (MER)

About Mother Earth Recycling

MER began in 2012 as a partnership between Neeginan Centre, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, and the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg, as a place for community members to find training and job opportunities, while providing a much-needed service to the City. The act of recycling has cultural significance for Indigenous communities. Embedded within traditional Indigenous worldviews is the concept of collective responsibility to respect and maintain the natural environment, and use only what is needed for sustenance. While we work with modern technologies, our commitment to environmental sustainability will allow our Indigenous employees to reconnect with an integral part of their culture.

Academic Education & Training Career Pathways Work Placement Community Community Activism

City of Brandon

Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council (BUAPC)

BUAPC is comprised of leadership from influential Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations, institutions and governments, as well as four citizens at large. Created in 2010 by Brandon’s city council, it is the result of a recommendation by the city’s Task Force on Aboriginal Issues. BUAPC members represent the Manitoba Metis Federation Southwest Region, Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University, the Brandon School Division (administration and trustees), City of Brandon (council and corporate), Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, the Brandon Friendship Centre and Prairie Mountain Health. BUAPC has one staff.

Community Community Activism Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Programs

CCAB delivers programs that facilitate the growth of Indigenous business, build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous business, and ensure life-long learning for Indigenous entrepreneurs, and other Canadian business leaders. These efforts recognize the central role that Indigenous business and communities hold in the future of Canada.

Career Pathways Entrepreneurial Supports Community Community Activism Financial Lending

Cando

Cando – Youth & Post Secondary Initiatives

Cando has information sessions for students and student advisors on the following topics:Netmaker Coaching,Economic Development Youth Summit, Youth Connect, NIEEF + CIBC / NIEEF Scholarships, Cando Conference National Youth Panel, and TAED application process & Cando Accredited Institutions.

Academic Academic Workshops Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Community Community Activism Financial Bursaries / Grants / Scholarships Lending

CIBC

CIBC Partnering with Indigenous Communities

CIBC Asset Management is committed to supporting First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in achieving wellness and financial prosperity. We work in partnership with Chief and Council, trustees and community members to manage assets with respect to culture, beliefs and values. Our partnership model can create a significant impact through building long-term relationships, offering financial expertise, and transferring knowledge with community leaders and members to improve financial prosperity.

Community Community Activism

The Winnipeg Police Service has a long and storied tradition. Some of our customs have evolved; others have carried over from the British system upon which we are founded. It is time to recognize and pay tribute to the Indigenous community in our province, city and within our ranks by incorporating Indigenous ceremony into our police customs as members of Treaty One Territory which includes the traditions of community protectors. On May 19, 2019 the Winnipeg Police Service was presented with a new eagle staff at the Manito Ahbee Festival’s 2019 pow wow. An eagle staff is a flag to an Indigenous nation – a symbol of the nation’s identity and principles. Each eagle staff is one-of-a-kind to the people who created it, to the people to whom it is given, and to the time and place where it was made. The eagle staff is a sacred symbol that is held in high esteem and used for ceremonial purposes. Our Service Eagle Staff honours and protects Winnipeg Police Service members, members who have been killed or injured in the line of duty and those who have passed on. It honours the Indigenous community we are sworn to protect and is a reflection of the respect the Indigenous community has for the hard work and care that the Winnipeg Police Service provides.

Academic Education & Training Community Community Activism

Winnipeg Police Services

Indigenous Partnerships

The Indigenous Partnerships Section works with Winnipeg’s Indigenous citizens, to provide information on public safety issues and help create partnerships which encourage social development. It also assists the City of Winnipeg with recruitment and initiatives for hiring and promoting a more diverse workforce.

Academic Education & Training Community Community Activism

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami - Philanthropic Initiatives

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami – Funding Resources

P: Toll Free 1-866-262-8181
E: Online Contact Form


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

https://www.itk.ca/

A listing of funding resources to combat Inuit food insecurity – hunger resources.

Community Community Activism Connection to Home Community Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of Manitoba. Keep up to date with news, events, and stories across Manitoba.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism

Mama Bear Clan is a community safety initiative that was created by NPDWC’s Women’s Warrior Circle. In 2016 a group of mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunts decided that safety is something that is fostered through relationship: within ourselves, our home, and in the community. Sometimes all people need to feel safe is knowing someone cares about them. We patrol North Point Douglas and Main Street three days a week – rain or shine, summer or winter. We are committed to promoting safety and reducing violence by being a positive, loving, and compassionate presence in the community. We make sure everyone in the community is safe – whether that means walking people home or to the bus stop, picking up sharps, calling emergency services if needed, or even just praying with someone or giving them a hug. Whenever possible, Mama Bear Clan provides basic first aid as well as donations of food, water, clothing, and hygiene items to people in need.

Community Community Activism Urgent Services Basic Needs Personal Safety / Violence Prevention

Meet Me at The Bell Tower - Building Community

Meet Me at The Bell Tower – Building Community Facebook Page


470 Selkirk Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 2M5

https://www.facebook.com/belltowermovement

Meet me at the Bell Tower meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month at the Indigenous Family Centre at 470 Selkirk Avenue. Meet with your neighbours and others interested in building a better community. Weekly themes such as neighbourhood safety, peace, fighting bullying and honouring Mother Earth are part of many speaker series and a neighbourhood training program. Families with children and youth are welcome for the 4 Fs: free, food, family and fun! Meetings and community, Indigenous and youth-led. Dinner and prizes happen after the bell rings at 6:00pm.

Community Community Activism Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urgent Services Basic Needs Personal Safety / Violence Prevention

Michael Redhead Champagne

Michael Redhead Champagne Bio

Michael’s work on-stage, on-screen, on the page and in the community continue to build towards a revolution rooted in love, equity and justice. His message is one of honouring relationships, appreciating gifts and taking action. Michael’s work educates and inspires leaving people ready to move the necessary mountains to help themselves and their communities. He is regularly sought after by the news media, social media content creators and podcasts for his inspiring, action-oriented take on the topics affecting youth and families. Featured on multiple TEDx Talks, APTN’s Michif Country & First Contact, Michael is also developing a number of storytelling projects to expand his hosting experience. His first children’s book, We Need Everyone, premieres with High Water Press in September 2022.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Girls and Women

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Girls and Women – National Inquiry

P: Support Line 1-844-413-6649

https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative Legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country. The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians. National, independent toll free 24/7 support line at 1-844-413-6649

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Mental Health Urgent Services Personal Safety / Violence Prevention Resources / Hot Lines

North Point Douglas Women's Centre

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Services & Programs

Over time, and with a great deal of hard work and courageous hearts, staff and financial resources have grown alongside the needs of the community, but it is always a struggle to keep up. The Women’s Centre remains committed to supporting community members where they are at, in a process that is community led, compassionate, and culturally safe. The centre houses many services and programs. Our Drop-In Centre is a safe space that welcomes all women identified people. During the pandemic the drop in has been a door service program so check with the centre on it’s current status. The Drop – In / Door Service offers basic needs like Snacks and beverages, Emergency food, baby items, and hygiene products, Access to computers, phone, and washroom, Laundry (by appointment only; $1/wash $1/dry, soap and dryer sheets provided), Seasonally appropriate shoes and clothing when available, Smudging and traditional medicines, Crisis support, Printing, photocopying, and faxing, and Resources, referrals, & advocacy. The other programs include Red Road to Healing, free counselling, a parenting program for all caregivers, the Women’s Warrior Circle , Men’s Night, Ceremonies, and the Community Oven.

Community Community Activism Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Health Mental Health Urgent Services Basic Needs

RBC Royal Bank

RBC – Indigenous Peoples and RBC

Indigenous communities have a long history of partnering with RBC. By building relationships based on mutual respect, shared values and a common understanding, together we can create a strong, sustainable future for communities from coast to coast to coast.

Community Community Activism

L’Université de Saint-Boniface reconnait le leadeurship dont les établissements postsecondaires doivent faire preuve pour répondre aux appels de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation. C’est d’ailleurs dans cet esprit qu’elle a entre autres choisi d’être signataire du Plan d’action provincial pour l’éducation autochtone et qu’elle souhaite maintenant élaborer une vision globale pour l’Université et un plan opérationnel global adaptés à la réalité de l’établissement, c’est-à-dire une réalité linguistique minoritaire enracinée dans un contexte territorial et historique précis.

Université de Saint-Boniface recognizes that post-secondary institutions must take the lead in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls for action. We have taken steps in this direction, including the decision to be a signatory to the province’s Aboriginal Education Action Plan. Presently, we seek to develop an institutional vision and create a global operational plan adapted to our reality as a minority institution rooted in a unique territorial and historical context.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism

Red Rising Magazine

Red Rising Education


E: Online Contact form

https://www.redrising.ca/education

As educators ourselves, the Red Rising Education team knows how important and also how daunting it can be to integrate Indigenous pedagogy and ways of knowing into traditional learning spaces. The inspiration for this project came from consultation with local educators in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who said they wanted to teach Indigenous topics but didn’t know how to begin and were afraid of getting it ‘wrong’. After hearing these concerns, the Red Rising Education team focused on developing resources to help educators incorporate Indigenous perspectives into their classrooms in an Indigenous way.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Community Activism Community Community Activism

Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO)

SCO Education & Resources

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

scoinc.mb.ca

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.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism Financial Funding Health Mental Health Urgent Services Personal Safety / Violence Prevention

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Sex Trafficking in Canada

Many Canadians are not aware that sex trafficking of women and girls happens in Canada and is targeted to Canadian women and girls. The major risk factor for sex trafficking in Canada is being a girl. True equality for women and girls will not be achieved until we eradicate all forms of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Organizations like the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre are taking a leadership role in addressing the sexual exploitation/trafficking of girls under the age of 18. As an Indigenous community, we continue to work together so our families can valued, respected and engaged. Together, we can give a voice to survivors, end this extreme form of violence against women and girls and stop this violation of human rights.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Circle of Empowerment

P: 204-915-8110
E: [email protected]


University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/student-experience/indigenous-circle-empowerment-ice

The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on self-development and community engagement.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Staff

P: 204-474-8850 / 1-800-432-1960, ext. 8850 (Toll-free in Manitoba)
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/our-team

The Indigenous Student Recruitment team, The Indigenous Student Centre team, Indigenous Student Centre advisors The Indigenous Leadership Programming team & Indigenous Engagement and Communications team.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Urban Transition

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM) Public Presentations

Our public education co-ordinator delivers information sessions and presentations to service providers, community agencies, schools and the general public in the Winnipeg area. Fees are in place, on a cost-recovery basis, in certain circumstances. There is no fee for this service to charities and non-profit organizations. Donations are always welcomed.

Community Community Activism

Centennial Community Improvement Association

Centennial Community Improvement Association Partners and Opportunities

Fearless R2W

Fearless R2W Advocacy

We work cooperatively with parents, community resources, and the child welfare system to keep families together.

Advocacy Community Activism Community Community Activism Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services

Missing Kids

Missing Kids Resources

P: 1-866-KID-TIPS (543-8477)
E: Online Contact Form

https://www.missingkids.ca/en/resources/

MissingKids.ca is owned and operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. As Canada’s missing children resource centre, MissingKids.ca offers families support in the search for their missing child and provides educational resources to help prevent children from going missing.

Community Community Activism Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Urgent Services Resources / Hot Lines

P: 204-982-7800

https://serc.mb.ca/

Sexuality Education Resource Centre is a community-based, non-profit, pro-choice organization. We are dedicated to promoting sexual health through education.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism Two Spirit & LGBTQ+ Health Workshops

The Winnipeg Foundation

The Winnipeg Foundation Info

P: 204-944-9474 / Toll Free 1-877-974-3631
E: [email protected]

https://www.wpgfdn.org/

What do you care about? We care about it too! No matter what you’re passionate about you can support it through The Winnipeg Foundation. We want to help you give back to our community by connecting you with the causes you care about For Good. We are an endowment-based organization, so your gift continues to give Forever. The Winnipeg Foundation also lists Job Postings on their website stating that “We are committed to diversity, accessibility and inclusiveness both within our organization and in our work with the community.”

Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Community Activism Financial Funding

YMCA of Brandon

YMCA of Brandon Programs & Services

The YMCA of Brandon is committed to excellence in serving all customers in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence dignity and equal opportunity. Most importantly, the Y offers its services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

Community Community Activism Family Daycare Youth Activities Health Exercise Facilities

Community Groups / Community on Campus

Assiniboine Community College

ACC Indigenous Supports – Cultural Centres

Cultural Centres provide comfortable, welcoming environments for students to relax and mingle. Individuals from all cultural backgrounds are welcome. It is an ideal place to visit with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, the Indigenous Affairs team and fellow students, study, or relax between or after classes. Check the bulletin boards in the centres or Indigenous Affairs Facebook page for upcoming community and college events. You can find our Cultural Resource Centres in the following locations: Room 430A, Victoria Avenue East Campus, Room P112, North Hill Campus (Pineridge Building), Room 109, the Parkland Campus, and Room 133, Winnipeg Campus.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Manitoba

AISES University of Manitoba Chapter

AISES is a national nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers. AISES administers many programs, services, and events for pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students designed to increase their access to college and support their success in preparation for careers in STEM fields. Native college students need professional mentorship and peer support in addition to scholarship support. Students are most successful when they have a network of other Native students, as well as professionals who can provide ongoing support while they are pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies. AISES provides exactly this critically needed support through its programming.

Academic Academic Workshops Work-integrated Learning Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Work Placement Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Winnipeg

AISES University of Winnipeg Chapter

AISES stands for American Indian Science and Engineering Society. There are Canadian Chapters. AISES has 40 years of Indigenous STEM learning and community-building experience, and provides networking, peer support and mentorship to Indigenous peoples in STEM at all levels of their educational and professional experience. Students are given opportunities to explore undergraduate and graduate opportunities, engage with Indigenous STEM professionals, as well as network with scholarship granting organizations and corporations looking to hire. STEM professionals and corporations have the opportunity to meet bright, accomplished young Indigenous STEM students looking to establish a career in STEM. AISES gives Canadian Indigenous STEM students and professionals an opportunity to gather, connect, and create long-lasting relationships within Canada through national gatherings, and across the continent at AISES regional and national gatherings.

Academic Academic Workshops Work-integrated Learning Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Work Placement Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

Brandon University

Brandon University Indigenous Peoples’ Centre (IPC)

The IPC is here to serve the heart and mind by providing culturally sensitive services to First Nation, Metis and Inuit students, and by promoting cross–cultural understanding on campus. Our centre becomes a home away from home for students. Here you will find a lounging area of couches to relax on between classes and to engage in supportive conversation with fellow students. We offer free soup for everyone to meet and have a meal together. Most importantly, we offer you a family and friendships that will last you a lifetime. We learn through gathering that even though we may lead different lives, we are the same. The IPC offers the following supports: Transition Supports, Academic Supports, Cultural/ Spiritual Supports and Personal and Social Supports.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Accessing Supports / Services

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

First Nations and Inuit Policing Program

The RCMP provides professional and dedicated service to First Nations and Inuit communities under the terms of the First Nations Policing Program. Established in 1991, the program, administered by Public Safety Canada, is cost-shared between the federal and provincial/territorial governments. The First Nations Policing Program: enhances community policing services, supports culturally responsive policing in First Nation and Inuit communities, recognizes input from Indigenous communities of policing services received.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Emergency Services Physical Health Family Youth Activities

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)

MITT Aazhogan Indigenous Student Centre

Aazhogan (A-sho-gun) is the Anishinabe word meaning “bridge” and is used to describe the connections MITT is creating between students, employers and the worlds of education and work. The Aazhogan Indigenous Student Centre is an example of MITT’s committment to advancing Indigenous education and reconciliation.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)

MITT Student Group – Indigenous Student’s Circle (ISC)

MITT’s Indigenous Student’s Circle (ISC) is open to all students who wish to participate in Indigenous cultural events and share similar experiences while attending MITT.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Red River College Polytechnic

RRC Polytech Indigenous Education

P: 204-632-3773
E: Online Contact Form


Building F - Room 209 - 2055 Notre Dame
Notre Dame Campus
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3H 0J9

https://www.rrc.ca/indigenous/

Fostering community, new paths forward, and an exploration of career options, Indigenous Education at Red River College Polytechnic prepares you to succeed and achieve your personal, educational and career goals. Build a deeper understanding of cultures, languages, and histories, while developing the skills needed to join Manitoba’s growing workforce.

Academic Certifications / Licenses / Degrees Scholastic Orientation Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University College of the North (UCN)

UCN Ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre

P: 1-(866) 677-6450
E: [email protected]


Room 134A - 55 UCN Drive
Thompson Campus
Thompson, Manitoba Canada
R8N 1L7

https://ucn.ca/ininiwi-kiskinwamakewin-centre/

The ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre nurtures a cultural environment that builds bridges and promotes balance to meet the needs of the UCN community. It can be found at UCN Thompson Campus, 55 UCN Drive in room 134A. “The people’s place of learning” is the interpretation of the name ininiwi kiskinwamakewin. The primary mandate of these Centres was and continues to be the promotion of Aboriginal culture and awareness as well as to support the incorporation of culturally proficient practices into all structures within the University College of the North. Activities and programs have included but have not been limited to: traditional drumming, traditional counseling, solstice potlucks, annual powwows, annual Elders gatherings, sharing circles and Traditional Persons Week presentations to support the incorporation of indigenous knowledge into the classroom.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Workshops

University College of the North (UCN)

UCN Mamawechetotan Centre

P: 204-627-8698
E: [email protected]


436-7th Street East
The Pas Campus
The Pas, Manitoba Canada
R9A 1M7

https://ucn.ca/mamawechetotan-centre/

The Mamawechetotan Centre is a beautiful space that provides a warm, welcoming environment for students to relax and socialize. It is an ideal place to interact with our resident and visiting Elders, fellow students, study, cook, utilize the computer lab, or just relax between classes. After hour’s accessibility are available please contact Centre Coordinator to make arrangements. The Mamawechetotan Centre located at The Pas Campus can be found next to the Enrolment Services Office inside the main entrance. We encourage and invite students to participate in the many Cultural, Family and Fun events that take place on campus, such as: ( posters and emails will be sent out prior to each event) Pipe Ceremonies (feast following pipe ceremony), Sweat Ceremonies, Craft Sessions, Baking in Cree Sessions, Acoustic Nights, Drumming/ Singing, Movie Nights, Lunch Guests – Sharing Knowledge Sessions, and much more. We also have the food pantry and Milk & Bread Coupons that can be used if needed.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

University of Manitoba

UM – Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) – Migizii Agamik

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

https://umanitoba.ca/admin/indigenous_connect/5558.html

Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge welcomes all nations to learn and share. It is a home-away-from-home for students, who make use of the computer lab, student lounge, gathering space, and kitchen. The building was designed by Prairie Architects (including Indigenous graduates of the University of Manitoba) and incorporates many of the Traditional Teachings of Indigenous Peoples of the area, including the use of seven tamarack trees to represent the Seven Sacred Laws. Its Circle Room is used for ceremonies, meetings, and classes that require a sacred, collaborative space. Migizii Agamik is a smudge-friendly building.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Blankstein Momentum Program

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/blankstein-momentum

The Indigenous Student Centre is pleased to offer the Blankstein Momentum Program (Momentum) for returning Indigenous students. The program is designed to provide you with access to supports that contribute to your post-secondary persistence, overall well-being and personal success. Momentum uses a holistic approach that includes advisor meetings, access to tutors, learning workshops, group activities and cultural/spiritual care. The program runs late August to March, with a celebration wind-up in April. There is no cost to participate. *Maximum intake is 20 students per academic year and priority will be given to those who have not been a part of the program before.

Academic Academic Advisors Academic Workshops Tutoring / Peer Support Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Gaa-maamawabing – Gathering Place


E: [email protected]


71 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/education/student-experience/our-facilities

The Faculty of Education’s Gaa-maamawabing (Room 322) serves as an Indigenous community and learning space – a location for teaching, learning, and gathering where first Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, knowledges and experiences may be shared.

Academic Study Space / Computer Usage Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Birding Club


E: [email protected]


Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://www.umindigenousbirdingclub.com/

Our club is dedicated to promoting the profound benefits of connecting with nature for mental health and wellness. We believe that spending time in the great outdoors has a transformative impact on our well-being, and we strive to create opportunities for UM Indigenous students, staff, and faculty to get on the land and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. One of our primary objectives is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous knowledge of birds. Birds hold significant cultural and spiritual importance in Indigenous traditions, and through our club activities, we aim to honor and share this rich heritage. We seek to create a space where Indigenous knowledge of birds can be celebrated, preserved, and passed down to future generations.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Circle of Empowerment

P: 204-915-8110
E: [email protected]


University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/student-experience/indigenous-circle-empowerment-ice

The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on self-development and community engagement.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Staff

P: 204-474-8850 / 1-800-432-1960, ext. 8850 (Toll-free in Manitoba)
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/our-team

The Indigenous Student Recruitment team, The Indigenous Student Centre team, Indigenous Student Centre advisors The Indigenous Leadership Programming team & Indigenous Engagement and Communications team.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Urban Transition

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Student Recruitment Team

P: 204 474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith Street
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/admissions/indigenous-student-admissions

The student recruitment team that aids Indigenous students with becoming a UM student whether applying from high school, an adult learning center or a mature learner. The team will work with all students who self-identify as First Nations, Métis and Inuit. The student recruitment team can help you find financial aid and awards and with the campus Indigenous community.

Academic Post-Secondary Preparation Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Financial Financial Advisors

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Students Association


E: [email protected]


Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/student-experience

Connecting with other students is highly recommended as a way to gain a sense of community and belonging on campus. Several student groups have been established by, and for, Indigenous students. Through them, you can explore peer-to-peer support as well as the resources, events and activities they offer, including the opportunity to join a student council.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Manitoba

UM Métis Students’ Association (MUSA)


E: [email protected]


University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/student-experience#get-involved

The Métis University Students’ Association (MUSA) is an official UMSU student group that represents and supports Métis students at the University of Manitoba. MUSA encourages Métis and non-Métis students attending the University of Manitoba to come together by promoting, preserving and exploring Métis culture and provides an open forum for discussion on Métis-related issues on a municipal, provincial or national level. MUSA provides information on Métis issues through planning and organizing political, recreational, and cultural events throughout the year.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Manitoba

UM Qualico Bridge to Success

P: 204-474-8550
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/community/indigenous-community/qualico-bridge-to-success

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is pleased to offer the Qualico Bridge to Success Program (QBTS). The goal of this program is to facilitate the transition of new Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) students into post-secondary education at the University of Manitoba by offering pre-orientation activities, academic learning support, advising, peer mentoring and special events that will enhance the first year experience. There is no cost to participate in this program.

Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Mentorship / Networking Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Winnipeg

UW Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC)

P: 204-786-9865
E: [email protected]


515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/assc/

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) has been created to maintain a safe, educational and culturally sensitive environment for all Indigenous students (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) as they pursue their academic studies at The University of Winnipeg. The ASSC strives to provide continuous student support and resources that will foster resilience in students to succeed from the application process to Convocation. With 11% of the University student population declaring Indigenous ancestry, The University of Winnipeg is committed to offering a variety of Indigenous focus programs, research, scholarship opportunities and accessibility to a post-secondary institution. The ASSC offers a variety of support services listed on their website.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

University of Winnipeg

UW ASSC Elders in Residence

P: 204-786-9818
E: [email protected]


515 Portage Avenue
Lockhart Hall
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/assc/elders-in-residence.html

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) is proud to have the wisdom and knowledge of our council of Elders. In addition to the traditional teachings and cultural activities held within the ASSC, our Elders provide guest lectures, counselling services and guidance for all students, faculty and support staff on campus. The Aboriginal Student Council (ASC) and the ASSC host a number of social and cultural events for registered Indigenous students and their immediate families.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation

Assiniboine Community College

ACC Student Supports – Student Services

Assiniboine helps students achieve success by providing guidance, support, encouragement, advice, information and assistance wherever needed. We strive to provide a warm and friendly environment where students feel comfortable raising questions or concerns. While many students make a smooth transition to college on their own, some may benefit from additional supports. Assiniboine’s goal is to help students plan for a successful college experience.

Academic Academic Advisors Academic Workshops Disability Accommodations Library Services Study Space / Computer Usage Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Financial Financial Advisors

Assiniboine Community College

ACC Students’ Association

P: 204-725-8710
E: [email protected]


ACCSA Office, Room 413 - 1430 Victoria Avenue East
Victoria Avenue East Campus
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 2A9

https://assiniboine.net/student-life/resources-students/students-association

The Students’ Association exists to serve you. Our council works hard to ensure we voice relevant student perspectives, provide for college committees and engage with student projects. We strive to deliver quality services that speak to the specific needs of students and to host events that create a social atmosphere and offer stress relief. We’re the voice of students at Assiniboine; we work hard to encourage student success and help enhance the college experience. We are run by a team of elected Executive and General Council members and professional staff who work together to bring services, events and support to the Assiniboine student body. Our council members meet on a biweekly basis and work with college representatives on important college initiatives that matter to you, all while earning an honorarium and getting real, workplace experience. We offer: Student council, Student health and dental insurance, U-Pass, student discount program, Advocacy and appeal support, Student clubs, Representation on college committees and student initiatives, Events and activities including: recreational activities, multicultural events, orientation, mental health and wellness initiatives, and professional development activities.

Advocacy Student Rights Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Health Insurance / Health Coverage Transportation Transportation Resources / Assistance

L’Université de Saint-Boniface / Université de Saint-Boniface (USB)

Centre étudiant Étienne-Gaboury / Étienne Gaboury Student Centre

Lumineux, moderne et d’agréable dimension, le centre étudiant Étienne-Gaboury est l’endroit idéal pour grignoter, se divertir et rencontrer des amis. On y trouve de tout : une cafétéria, des tables de jeu, la radio étudiante et même une scène de spectacle.

Bright, modern and spacious, the Étienne Gaboury Student Centre is the ideal place to grab a bite to eat, have fun and meet up with friends. You can find everything there: a cafeteria, gaming tables, the student radio and even a stage for performances.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

Canadian Mennonite University

CMU Student Life – Health and Wellness

CMU strives to support the holistic well being of all members of the community by promoting health and wellness through a variety of on-campus and off-campus resources and opportunities. There are spiritual supports such as a chapel, small fellowship groups and spiritual counselling and direction. There is also a fitness room, recreation classes and many recreation options on the grounds and surrounding natural Assiniboine Forest, as well as Assiniboine Park. CMU has student counselling services with confidential mental health support options for students and the link is on the health and wellness page.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Health Mental Health

L’Université de Saint-Boniface / Université de Saint-Boniface (USB)

L’Association étudiante / Student Association

P: 204-233-0210 ext 303
E: [email protected]

https://aeusb.ca

L’Association Étudiante de l’Université de Saint-Boniface (AEUSB) a pour mission de se donner des moyens humains de rassemblement, de représentation, de revendication et d’offre de services par et pour les étudiantes et étudiants de l’Université de Saint-Boniface.

The mission of USB’s student association (AEUSB) is to provide human resources to represent and bring students together, advocate on their behalf and offer a variety of services for students by students at Université de Saint-Boniface.

Advocacy Student Rights Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

Booth University College

Spiritual Life

P: 204-924-4875


447 Webb Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2P2

https://boothuc.ca/student-life/spiritual-life/

At Booth University College, we’re dedicated to the ideals of Christian higher education. We offer faith-focused activities and opportunities throughout the year which celebrate God and promote worship. Visit our Student Services Coordinator for friendship, dialogue, and to explore your own values and beliefs.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Manitoba

UM Engineering Access Program (ENGAP)

P: 204-474-9872
E: [email protected]


75 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 5V6

https://umanitoba.ca/engineering/engineering-access-program

There is a strong demand throughout Canada for engineers with an Indigenous background. The Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) provides opportunities for Indigenous students to get into, prepare for and succeed in the Price Faculty of Engineering. ENGAP students receive the same degree as other engineering students, but the program involves a number of custom resources. Through its warm and supportive community and staff, ENGAP offers its students a home away from home. Through ENGAP, students are offered services in the following areas; Academic: We can help you select and register for courses, provide free tutoring for all courses and offer upgrading courses to help you be better prepared for engineering, Personal: Our counsellor provides assistance with personal and family counselling, resume and job search advice and help locating daycares and accommodations as required, Financial: We’ll help you obtain financial support through numerous bursaries and scholarships, including the ENGAP Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, and Social: Social activities help you find a sense of community within the Price Faculty of Engineering, while group study spaces let you work alongside your peers.

Academic Post-Secondary Preparation Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Family Accessing Supports / Services Financial Bursaries / Grants / Scholarships Health Mental Health

University of Manitoba

UM Office of Legal Counsel

P: 204-474-7843
E: [email protected]


E3-250 Engineering Building
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/legal-counsel

The Office of Legal Counsel provides and coordinates all legal services required by the University of Manitoba and helps facilitate projects and partnerships, which are critical to the functioning and strategic priorities of the UM. The Office of Legal Counsel provides and coordinates all legal services required by UM. We have conducted legal affairs for 23 different faculties and schools, dozens of administrative units and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.

Academic Academic Advisors Academic Workshops Advocacy Legal Advocacy Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Financial Financial Advisors Health Mental Health

University of Manitoba

UM St. Andrew’s College

P: (204)474-8895
E: [email protected]


29 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2M7

https://umanitoba.ca/colleges/st_andrews/

St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg traces its beginnings to the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Seminary which was established in Winnipeg in 1932. The College exists to promote Orthodox spirituality, academic excellence, cultural awareness, and leadership within the Church, the Ukrainian Canadian Community and Canadian society.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Financial Bursaries / Grants / Scholarships Housing Student Residence

University of Manitoba

UM St. John’s College

P: ​(204) 474-8531 / Toll Free: 1-800-432-1960 Ext: 8531
E: [email protected]


92 Dysart Road
92 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2M5

https://umanitoba.ca/st-johns-college/

St John’s College is a small, close-knit community that features an active student association, additional scholarships and bursaries and student supports. For only $10 a term, students will find their home away from home.

Academic Library Services Study Space / Computer Usage Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Financial Bursaries / Grants / Scholarships Housing Student Residence

University of Manitoba

UM St. Paul’s College

P: 204-474-8575
E: [email protected]


70 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2M6

https://umanitoba.ca/st-pauls-college/

St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba is the only Catholic higher education institution in Manitoba and is endorsed by the Canadian Province of the Society of Jesus. The College offers a unique, small community experience within the larger University of Manitoba community and is a hub for your academic, social and spiritual needs. Membership benefits include access to scholarships and bursaries, student retreats, events, free lockers and study carrel rooms.

Academic Library Services Study Space / Computer Usage Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Financial Bursaries / Grants / Scholarships

University of Manitoba

UM Student Union – UMSU

P: 204-474-8678
E: [email protected]


University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umsu.ca/

UMSU will provide the undergraduate student community with advocacy, support, and services to positively impact their academic experience and their lives as part of holistic student development.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

Connection to Home Community

L’USB compte maintenant trois Ainées et un Ainé métis qui sont généreusement disposés à partager leurs apprentissages et connaissances sur le campus tout au long de l’année universitaire. Chacun apporte sa contribution unique aux séances dans les cours et aux évènements. USB now has four Métis Elders who are generously willing to give of their time to share knowledge with our students, faculty ,and staff throughout the academic year. All are eager to make their unique contribution to learning Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing, especially from a Métis perspective.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Manitoba Inuit Association

Cultural and Community Connections

We want to help build our vibrant Manitoba Inuit community by connecting Inuit through activities and initiatives that sustain and build our culture, values and language. These activities are extremely important to Inuit success in Manitoba as we work to support each other in the complex transitions we are facing — together.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Member Nations

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council

DOTC is responsible and obligated to provide services and programs to its member First Nations and members. While functioning primarily within the mandated area, the Tribal Council does work in partnership with other relevant entities within and outside the DOTC region as determined by DOTC Administration or directed by the DOTC Council of Chiefs.

Academic Education & Training Post-Secondary Preparation Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services Health Disability Services Local Health Care Mental Health Workshops Housing Housing Resources

Government of Canada

Inuit Post-Secondary Education Strategy

Financial assistance to support Inuit students pursuing postsecondary education.Eligible expenses that can be applied for include: transcript and application fees, tuition and other students fees,initial professional certification and examination fees, books and supplies, supplemental Tutoring, guidance and counseling services, living expenses including for dependents, if applicable, transportation supports when needed, expenses associated with travel home including for dependents, as applicable, child care as needed. Funding is also allocated for activities based on local needs assessments to promote students’ pursuit of post-secondary education and the attainment of a credential. These include:information technology and remote location access to allow students the opportunity to complete distance education or online courses from their home communities.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Daycare Financial Cost of Living Funding Health Mental Health Transportation Transportation Resources / Assistance

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami - Philanthropic Initiatives

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami – Funding Resources

P: Toll Free 1-866-262-8181
E: Online Contact Form


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

https://www.itk.ca/

A listing of funding resources to combat Inuit food insecurity – hunger resources.

Community Community Activism Connection to Home Community Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, the cultural/ancestral categories on the Student Registration Form were updated. This form allows the division to collect data on student identity through self-declaration. Explore enrolment and diversity data based on school, gender, student’s first language and more.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Connection to Home Community

Mahihkan Bus Lines

Mahihkan Bus Lines Tickets and Routes

P: The Pas(204) 623-2161 / Winnipeg (204) 783-9154 / Thompson / (204) 677-4181
E: [email protected]

https://mahihkanbuslines.com/bus-tickets/

Mahihkan Bus Lines is First Nation owned and operated bus company servicing passengers and parcel shipments all over Manitoba. We offer charter services throughout North America. We became established April 1, 2019 and were previously known as Kelsey Bus Lines 2014, a Division of Aseneskak Casino.

Community Connection to Home Community Transportation Transportation Options

Marymound

Marymound – Indigenous Cultural Program – Cultural Healing Services

Many of the young people at Marymound are of First Nations or Métis descent. We believe that cultural awareness and identity are key components to healing. A strong, positive cultural identity can instill feelings of pride, give youth a sense of community and of their place in the world. We honour the healing journey of the youth we support by offering cultural healing services.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation

Government of Canada

Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy

Financial assistance to support Métis Nation students pursuing post-secondary education. Funding is allocated annually for direct financial support for Métis Nation post-secondary students. Eligible expenses include: transcript and application fees, tuition and other students fees, initial professional certification and examination fees, books and supplies, supplemental tutorial, guidance and counseling services, living expenses including for dependents, if applicable, transportation supports when needed, expenses associated with travel home including for dependents, as applicable, and child care as needed. Programs and services available include: academic readiness and support, wraparound services to students and their families such as; student-peer mentorship, career counselling, clinical and mental health services, Elder guidance, Knowledge-keeper, student cultural support, outreach and navigation services, cultural education and life-skills development, including fostering awareness and cultural belongings as a citizen of the historic Métis Nation, and information technology and remote locations access to allow students the opportunity to complete distance education or online courses from their home communities.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Daycare Financial Cost of Living Funding Health Mental Health Transportation Transportation Resources / Assistance

Shawenim Abinoojii

SAI Communities

The main office is in Winnipeg but Shawenim Abinoojii works with and in the following communities: Poplar River First Nation, Pauingassi First Nation, Little Grand Rapids First Nation, Black River First Nation, Hollow Water First Nation, Brokenhead First Nation, Bloodvein First Nation, and Berens River First Nation.

Community Connection to Home Community

Shawenim Abinoojii

SAI Community Specialized Homes

Community based foster placements program was initiated by Southeast Child and Family Services in response to reducing the number of children from south east affiliated communities whom were in care and were being placed in Winnipeg due to the lack of placements in their own communities. This program aims to have children remain in their home communities while in care.

Community Connection to Home Community Family Accessing Supports / Services

Shawenim Abinoojii

SAI Therapeutic Foster Care Program

The Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Program provides structured and caring homes for youth from the Southeast First Nations, who are currently in the care of Southeast Child and Family Services. Youth in this program are gifted and resilient, and the TFC program aims to support wellness, positive inter/intrapersonal growth and life-skill development.

Community Connection to Home Community Family Accessing Supports / Services

Southern Chiefs Organization SCO

SCO Member First Nations & Chiefs

Southern Chiefs’ Organization represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota First Nation communities and more than 81,500 citizens in what is now called southern Manitoba. SCO is an independent political organization that, by following the direction of the 34 Chiefs, 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.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Health Advocacy Human Rights Legal Advocacy Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services Parenting Youth Activities Health Disability Services Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Insurance / Health Coverage Mental Health

Southern Chiefs Organization SCO

SCO Status Card Program

Southern Chiefs’ Organization is now making it easier to obtain your Status Card! If your card has expired, is lost, or it’s your first Secure Certificate of Indian Satus (SCIS), we can help. Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is authorized as a Trusted Source to act on behalf of our clients and our trained staff members can assist through the status card renewal, replacement, or 1st time process.

Advocacy Legal Advocacy Community Connection to Home Community Peer Support Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services

Southeast Collegiate

Southeast Collegiate History

Southeast College was established as a private high school (Grades 10 to 12) in 1995-96 by The Southeast Tribal Council, incorporated as Southeast Resource Development Council Corporation (SERDC). The SERDC includes the communities of Bloodvein First Nation, Little Grand Rapids, Brokenhead, Pauingassi First Nation, Buffalo Point First Nation, Black River First Nation, Hollow Water, Berens River and Poplar River. Many of these SERDC communities lacked high schools and from this need arose the vision for a centrally located education facility. Situated within the city of Winnipeg and nestled on approximately 40 acres, the purchase of the former Nazarene College seemed like the ideal opportunity and location. SEC is unlike any other school in Canada. It is a unique facility that not only educates its students, but also houses the student body on site while nourishing the culture of First Nations in many of its day to day operations.

Academic Post-Secondary Preparation Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Housing Student Residence

The Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC)

The Manitoba Construction Sector Council – Indigenous Engagement Strategy

An Indigenous Engagement Strategy (IES) serves to provide guidance to Industry as organizations strive to increase the participation of Indigenous people in all aspects of the employment cycle. The IES also provides opportunities for Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC) to share information, discuss common challenges, address systemic barriers, promote Indigenous employment and provide support to one another.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Human Rights Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Community Connection to Home Community

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak MKO

Thompson Urban Aboriginal Strategy (TUAS)

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

https://mkonation.com/advocacy-areas/thompson-urban-aboriginal-strategy/

Established in 2005 TUAS, operates as a community-based strategic planning committee that provides an environment for collaboration, dialogue, and alignment for strategic efforts and investments focused on improving social and economic opportunities of Aboriginal people living in Thompson.

Advocacy Community Activism Housing Advocacy Human Rights Community Connection to Home Community Urban Transition Financial Funding

University of Manitoba

UM Wawatay – Faculty of Science


E: [email protected]


University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/science/programs-of-study/wawatay

As a Wawatay Scholar, Faculty of Science professors and staff are completely vested in your success. This dedication begins the summer before your first fall semester. You will feel that support through to graduation and even beyond—as you launch a career, start a business, or continue your education. If staying close to your roots is important to you, the Wawatay path helps you maintain your connection to home. Through community engagement and intercultural learning activities, this program helps you relate classroom learning to meaningful community life and work.

Academic Certifications / Licenses / Degrees Community Connection to Home Community

l’Union nationale métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba (UNMSJM) vise toujours à honorer sa mission, à savoir protéger, mettre en valeur et honorer les traditions et la culture des Métis de la Rivière-Rouge et diffuser l’histoire de ce peuple, par l’entremise d’activités, d’ateliers et de rassemblements communautaires. / The Union nationale métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba (UNMSJM) continues to strive to honour its mission, which is to protect, promote and honour the traditions and the culture of the Red River Métis and to make their history known through activities, workshops and community gatherings.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

1JustCity - Cultural Awareness & Competency

1JustCity – Indigenous Cultural Programming

1JustCity’s Indigenous Cultural Program was born from the North End Stella Community Ministry’s (NESCM) initiative in Winnipeg’s North End. Since 1980, NESCM has supported strong Indigenous identity and culture and repented the colonial effects on Indigenous nations in Canada. Indigenous Cultural Programming is an essential piece when working towards reconciliation. The Indigenous Cultural Program is interwoven in the programming and events at all three of 1JustCity’s spaces: West End Drop-in, West Broadway Community, and Oak Table.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

A Place to Call Home uses a Intensive Case Management (ICM) Approach that provides a range of program services for Chronic and Episodic homeless urban Aboriginal person empowering the individual (s) to achieve their self –identified goal. All Program services provided are holistic and based on AHWC’s Medicine Wheel approach and represent our philosophy of intervention, prevention, treatment, aftercare and promotion.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Mental Health Urgent Services Basic Needs

Assiniboine Community College

ACC Indigenous Affairs

P: 204-725-8700 or Toll Free 1-800-862-6307
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Victoria Avenue East Campus
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 2A9

https://assiniboine.net/student-life/indigenous-supports/indigenous-affairs

Our Indigenous Affairs team offers a wide range of support and services to assist students along their post-secondary journey. We liaise with academic advisors, connect students with important community resources and provide guidance to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students from a holistic perspective to support their academic goals. We act as a resource for all students and faculty in their efforts to acquire a true understanding of Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing.

Academic Academic Advisors Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services

Assiniboine Community College

ACC Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers

P: 204-573-3690
E: [email protected]


Victoria Avenue East Campus / North Hill Campus
Brandon , Manitoba Canada

https://assiniboine.net/student-life/indigenous-supports/visiting-elders-knowledge-keepers

Visiting Elders and Knowledge Keepers are available at all Brandon campuses for customary and historical knowledge and teachings. They represent Dakota, Anishinaabe, Cree, St’at’imc and Métis Nations, who provide guidance, teachings, historical information, customary knowledge and support to all students. Although our Elders are not always present on campus, they will meet with students when there is a request to do so. Meeting with an Elder may be as informal as a casual visit or can include cultural or spiritual teachings and guidance. They are a support and resource for both students and staff. There is a program schedule for Elders events and programming on the website for both the Victoria Avenue East campus and the North Hill campus. Elders and Knowledge Keepers are also available outside of these hours upon request.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

L’USB compte maintenant trois Ainées et un Ainé métis qui sont généreusement disposés à partager leurs apprentissages et connaissances sur le campus tout au long de l’année universitaire. Chacun apporte sa contribution unique aux séances dans les cours et aux évènements. USB now has four Métis Elders who are generously willing to give of their time to share knowledge with our students, faculty ,and staff throughout the academic year. All are eager to make their unique contribution to learning Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing, especially from a Métis perspective.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Anish Corporation

Anish Cultural Teachings & Ceremonies and Video Library

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

https://www.anishcorp.ca/video-library

Here you can access the Anish Corporation Video Library where you will find recorded teachings and information. Cultural Teachings & Ceremonies are scheduled throughout the year as public events. Personal requests will be considered on a case by case basis and will depend on Elder/Spiritual Caregiver/Knowledge Keeper/Facilitator availability.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Human Rights Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Mental Health

Anish Corporation

Anish Services & Workshops

Resolution Health Support Services: Resolution Health Support Workers, also known as R.H.S.W.’s, provide a variety of flexible “front-line” mental health safety & support, coordination services, and cultural programs & workshops to former Indian Residential School (I.R.S.) survivors and their families and/or supports. R.H.S.W. services and programming can be accessed by contacting the Regional Coordinator Office at 1-866-818-3505, or by contacting Anish Corporation directly. Workshops: Indian Residential Schools Effects & Impacts Presentation, Internalized Oppression – Lateral Violence & Lateral Kindness Workshop, Understanding Trauma Workshop, Domestic Violence & Healthy Relationships Workshop, Traditional Family Parenting Workshop, Cultural Awareness Workshop, Financial Wellness Workshop, Reigniting Our Identity Workshop, Loss & Grief Workshop, and the Smart Work Ethics Training Course.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Community Activism Human Rights Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Mental Health

The Aboriginal School of Dance offers a multitude of cultural workshops and has created many different styles of cultural programs for schools and organizations across Canada and the US. Our team has been heavily involved with program development in schools and organizations for over ten years and constantly strives to exceed clients’ expectations with our high quality standards for programming and instructing. Our instructors have been hand-selected, trained in working with large numbers of students and people of all ages, from daycare level to teachers and staff.

Academic Education & Training Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Aboriginal School of Dance ASOD

ASOD Entertainment

The Aboriginal School of Dance is known for energetic and innovative choreography that provokes an intense emotional experience for audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds. We provide high quality Aboriginal artistic entertainment and educational programming and presentations. By fusing traditional styles with contemporary fields and educational value, our presentations foster empathy and understanding while teaching about Aboriginal culture. Our distinct and engaging performances feature song, dance, and storytelling, with a unique way of expressing multiculturalism through art and history.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

West Region Tribal Council Member Nations

Ataagewininiing – Gambler First Nation GFN – Treaty 2 Territory

Gambler First Nation is one of the smallest Indigenous communities in Manitoba, with a total membership of 293 of Ojibway descent, the majority are non resident. We are located approximately five miles west of the village of Binscarth and 17 miles southwest of the town of Russell. Gambler is situated along the Assiniboine Valley, with rolling hills and streams. Our Nation is blessed with breathtaking views, fresh air and a peaceful environment that brings a calmness to our members and all visitors. Our community offers a fully staffed Health Office with a .8 nurse, foot care, diabetes clinic, etc. The recreation center is equipped with a state-of-the art kitchen, It also houses offices for our Council, Social Assistant Administrator, Housing Director and our Jordan Principle program and staff. We have a brand-new Level 1 water transfer building and acts as a fill station for our members water needs. We have 34 homes many of which have received upgrades and renovations with many of the homes still to be renovated this year.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Accessing Supports / Services Youth Activities Financial Funding Health Disability Services Local Health Care Housing Housing Resources

Southeast Resource Development Council Member First Nations

Azaadiwi-ziibiing – Poplar River First Nation – – Treaty Territory 5

P: 204-244-2267

https://www.prfn.ca/

Poplar River First Nation is an Ojibwa First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. It is named after the Poplar River, which is the main river on which it resides. We are a remote (fly-in) community of 1400 people and the community members from Poplar River are friendly and welcoming to all visitors and guests. Poplar River has winter road access to Berens River, MB, where it connects to the all weather road. The winter road is accessible from December to March.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Daycare Parenting Senior Services Youth Activities Financial Employment Income Assistance Funding Health Local Health Care

Southeast Resource Development Council Member First Nations

Baaskaandibewi-ziibiing – Brokenhead Ojibway Nation – Treaty Territory 1

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation is a proud Nation that is working towards building a healthy, independent, self-sustaining, evolving community, that strives to meet the needs of its citizens by making economic development and our Ojibway identity priorities in every aspect of our planning.

Academic Education & Training Post-Secondary Preparation Advocacy Health Advocacy Housing Advocacy Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Emergency Services Police / Fire / Ambulance Family Accessing Supports / Services Daycare Parenting Senior Services Youth Activities Financial Employment Income Assistance Funding Health Local Health Care Housing Housing Resources Transportation Medical / Medical Appointment Transportation

Southeast Resource Development Council Member First Nations

Bawingaasi-ziibing – Pauingassi First Nation – Treaty Territory 5

Pauingassi First Nation is a gorgeous remote community although access to the community is often challenging and expensive. The winter road is open for about a month each year. Float planes can land on the lake in the spring and summer but not during freeze up and break up. There is a helicopter service to transport persons from the Little Grand Rapids Airport which is 24 kilometers away. In the winter, transportation is provided by snowmobile or by vehicles when the ice road is deemed safe for travel. This winter, the community made an airstrip so that the planes can land right on the lake in Pauingassi.

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Bear Paw Tipi

Bear Paw Teaching & Healing

Kunsi Pahan Pte San Win is an expert storyteller who intertwines lived experience with training in Social Work and Indigenous Ceremony to form a powerful, authentic and loving voice. Unkan Wanbdi Wakita is a captivating storyteller who utilizes song and lecture-style presentations to share his knowledge. Keynotes, workshops & presentations, Reconciliation & Indigenous knowledge, and other work.

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Brandon Friendship Centre (BFC) Inc

Brandon Friendship Centre Programs

We serve as a meeting place for anyone wanting a place to relax and have coffee during the day, Programs include: Adult Upgrading, Aboriginal Healing & Wellness, Gakina Abinoojiiyag – Youth Reconnect, Brandon Aboriginal Youth Activity Centre (BAYAC), Brandon Access/Exchange Service (B.A.E.S), Brandon Friendship Housing Authority, Brandon Bear Clan Patrol, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, Community Liaison Program, Cultural Programs, In a Good Way, Kokum’s Early Enrichment Program (KEEP), Kokum’s Early Enrichment Program 2 (KEEP 2), Little Teaching Lodge Head Start Program, Portage Aboriginal Head Start Program, Project Hope Transitional Housing, Stepping Out on Saturdays, BFC & MB Housing, Healing the Family Within , and BFC Tutor Program.

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Brandon University

Brandon University Indigenous Peoples’ Centre (IPC)

The IPC is here to serve the heart and mind by providing culturally sensitive services to First Nation, Metis and Inuit students, and by promoting cross–cultural understanding on campus. Our centre becomes a home away from home for students. Here you will find a lounging area of couches to relax on between classes and to engage in supportive conversation with fellow students. We offer free soup for everyone to meet and have a meal together. Most importantly, we offer you a family and friendships that will last you a lifetime. We learn through gathering that even though we may lead different lives, we are the same. The IPC offers the following supports: Transition Supports, Academic Supports, Cultural/ Spiritual Supports and Personal and Social Supports.

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City of Brandon

Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council (BUAPC)

BUAPC is comprised of leadership from influential Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations, institutions and governments, as well as four citizens at large. Created in 2010 by Brandon’s city council, it is the result of a recommendation by the city’s Task Force on Aboriginal Issues. BUAPC members represent the Manitoba Metis Federation Southwest Region, Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University, the Brandon School Division (administration and trustees), City of Brandon (council and corporate), Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, the Brandon Friendship Centre and Prairie Mountain Health. BUAPC has one staff.

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Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Bunibonibee Cree Nation – Oxford House – Treaty 5 Territory

P: 204-538-2282 Toll Free: 1-888-431-7721

http://www.ktc.ca/up-coming-events/bunibonibee/

Bunibonibee Cree Nation (Oxford House) is located along the eastern shoreline of Oxford Lake at the mouth of the Hayes River and is approximately 950 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. The reserve is located on a ridge of land between Oxford Lake to the west and Back Lake to the east. The First Nation has an outstanding treaty land entitlement. The First Nation is signatory to the 1909 adhesion to Treaty 5. First settled in 1798 as a Hudson’s Bay trading post, it now hosts a new school, churches and seniors home.

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With a population of over 300 people, Canupawakpa Dakota Nation is located in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. Located along the #83 highway, Canupawakpa Dakota Nation has a gaming centre with VLT’s and some convenience items. The community’s Band Office is located centrally between the Health Services building and the Gaming Centre.

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Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Member Nations

Chan Kagha Otina Dakhóta Oyáte – Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation

P: (204) 568-4540
E: [email protected]


Mailing Address: Box 130, Beulah, Manitoba R0M 0B0
Beulah, Manitoba Canada
R0M 0B0

https://birdtailsioux.ca/

Birdtail Sioux Dakhóta Oyáte (Dakota Nation) is a modern and progressive First Nation located approximately 50 km north of Virden, Manitoba and has a population of about 500 people on approximately 7,128 acres (28.85 km2) of land. It is bordered by the Rural Municipality of Miniota and the Rural Municipality of Archie.

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Swampy Cree Tribal Council Member Nations

Chemawawin Cree Nation – Easterville – Treaty 5 Territory

Chemawawin Cree Nation (CCN) is located next to Easterville, Manitoba: on the south shores of Cedar lake, approximately 440 Kilometers North of Winnipeg on highway 60. Chemawawin Cree Nation is home to a population of approximately 1200 residents. The First Nation is located with Treaty Five territory and is a distance of 440 kilometers north of Winnipeg.

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Thunderbird House

Circle of Life Thunderbird House

The Circle of Life Thunderbird House (Anishinaabemowin: Whaka Pimadiziiwii Pinaysiiwigamic) is an inclusive Centre where all community members are welcome to visit. There are many opportunities to connect with Elders, Teachers, Healers, Knowledge Keepers and Community.

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Manitoba Inuit Association

Cultural and Community Connections

We want to help build our vibrant Manitoba Inuit community by connecting Inuit through activities and initiatives that sustain and build our culture, values and language. These activities are extremely important to Inuit success in Manitoba as we work to support each other in the complex transitions we are facing — together.

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Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Dahlu T’ua – Lac Brochet – Northlands Denesuline First Nation – Treaty 10

The Northlands Denesuline First Nation is a first nation located at Lac Brochet, in the northwestern part of Manitoba. Lac Brochet is a Dene community (reserve) in Manitoba, Canada. The community has a population of 629. The median age is just under 20 years old. It is near the Northlands Denesuline. There are no roads connecting Lac Brochet with other parts of Manitoba.

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Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Member Nations

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council

DOTC is responsible and obligated to provide services and programs to its member First Nations and members. While functioning primarily within the mandated area, the Tribal Council does work in partnership with other relevant entities within and outside the DOTC region as determined by DOTC Administration or directed by the DOTC Council of Chiefs.

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Wakhpetunwin Otinta - Dakota Plains Wahpeton First Nation

Dakota Plains Wahpeton First Nation

Dakota Plains Wahpeton First Nation is located in South Central Manitoba, 20 miles south west of Portage La Prairie. Dakota Plains has no official councils. Instead, the community are considered unofficial council members. Any meetings held are open to the community members and are welcome to sit in.

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DASCH

DASCH Indigenous & Multicultural Enhancement Opportunities (IMEO)

P: (204) 987-1550
E: [email protected]


1605 Buffalo Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 6J8

https://www.dasch.mb.ca/services/imeo/

DASCH’s commitment to Indigenous and Multicultural Enhancement Opportunities offers a transformative opportunity for both the people supported by DASCH and our staff. Through the Indigenous and Multicultural Enhancement Opportunities, residents are provided with unique opportunities to personally connect with Elders and other multicultural community leaders. This program nurtures an environment for people to connect with one another, offering a safe space for self-expression and a joyful atmosphere.

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West Region Tribal Council Member Nations

Ditibineya-ziibiing – Rolling River First Nation – Treaty 2 Territory

The Rolling River First Nation is a First Nations community in Manitoba, located south of Riding Mountain National Park. About half of the members are residents on its reserves, which are located south and east of Erickson, Manitoba.

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West Region Tribal Council Member Nations

Dootinaawi-ziibiing – Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve – Treaty 2 Territory

The Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve is a First Nation located 35 km east of Roblin, Manitoba, 74 km west of Dauphin, Manitoba, and approximately 5 km north of PTH #5

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In the early 1960’s the First Nations people of the Swan River Valley began to see a need for a place of their own, where they could feel comfortable meeting to share concerns or just get together recreation-ally. By 1961 the service providers of the community were becoming aware of the need to provide native people with some assistance in taking their rightful place in the rapidly changing society. By 1963, with the support and encouragement of the larger community, the first site of the Swan River Indian & Metis Friendship Centre Association was purchased. The building was located at 711 North Street South. In May 1990, the Friendship Centre purchased an existing building and completely renovated it. On September 10, 1990, a Grand Opening Ceremony took place opening our present building, which is located at 1413 Main Street East. On June 24, 1993, the Swan River Indian and Metis Friendship Centre name was changed to Swan River Friendship Centre Inc.

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Elmwood Community Resource Centre ECRC

ECRC OMBIGIAAWSIWIN – Parenting Program

Ombigiaawsiwin is a traditional childcare practice program that is provided at our 545 Watt street location. Through this program, parents will have a chance to learn about indigenous teachings that can be later used within their own family. Our group always begins and ends with smudging to welcome positive energy when entering and leaving our parenting group.

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Frontier School Division

Frontier School Division Indigenous Way of Life

P: (204) 775-9741
E: [email protected]


30 Speers Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2J 1L9

https://oldweb.fsdnet.ca/Programs/Indigenous/Pages/default.aspx#/=

Our vision, supported by Frontier School Policies, will guide us in ensuring that children, caregivers, staff, and community members have an opportunity to learn about the rich cultural histories and significant contributions that have been made by Indigenous peoples in Canada. This will include opportunities to engage and participate in cultural teachings, ceremonies, Knowledge Keepers/Elders circles, languages classes, history courses, workshops, and activities to promote and build the kind of positive relationships called upon us by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in 2015.

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Full Circle for Indigenous Education

Full Circle for Indigenous Education Awards

Full Circle has a rich history of acknowledging groundbreaking work in Indigenous Education. Our last Awards Gala was on March 6th, 2020, just 2 weeks before COVID-19 hit Winnipeg. This two-year break has given us time to reimagine what these awards could look like and we are offering a reclaimed and traditional way of celebrating each other’s achievements. It is our intention to make every part of this meaningful, educational, traditional, and of course fun!

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Government of Canada

Funding for Indigenous Peoples

Find funding programs that support First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities. This is a whole page with services and information covering a wide range of resources. There are services, initiatives for Indigenous and northern communities and organizations, a range of funding programs and grants available to support Aboriginal languages and cultures, Canada Council for the Arts grants for Indigenous artists and art administrators,and specific funding you can apply for as an Indigenous woman to engage your community and address issues affecting your advancement. Those are just a few of the options available.

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Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Member Nations

Gaa-biskigamaag – Swan Lake First Nation – Treaty 1 Territory

The story of Swan Lake First Nation begins long ago. In 1876, Chief Yellowquill and his followers settled on Swan Lake First Nation Reserve. Swan Lake First Nation is located in South Central Manitoba along junction Highway #23 and #34. SLFN people are known as Anishinabe people, meaning “original-peoples”; their native language is Saulteaux (Wikipedia, 2011). SLFN is divided into four areas: SLFN #7, which is the main reservation; #7a Carberry which consists of residential and commercial developments; #8 Indian Gardens, ¾ of which is under agricultural lease and #8a Headingley which will consist of mainly commercial developments. A recently settled Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) with the Federal Government has enabled them to expand their land base for future developments.

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Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Member Nations

Gaa-ginooshkodeyaag – Long Plain First Nation – Treaty 1 Territory

P: 204.252.2731 • Toll Free Number: 1.888.268.6438


Mailing Address: Box 430 Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3B7
Long Plain Reserve No. 6, Manitoba Canada
R1N 3B7

https://lpband.ca/

A signatory to Treaty One, Long Plain First Nation is a proud Ojibway and Dakota community in the central plains region of Manitoba, situated on a land base of 10,800 acres. Long Plain is comprised of a main reserve and urban economic zones, situated along the city limits of Portage la Prairie, and in the city of Winnipeg, resulting from treaty land entitlement under a 2011 settlement.

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West Region Tribal Council Member Nations

Gaa-gwekwekojiwang – Ebb and Flow First Nation – Treaty 2 Territory

Gaagwekwekejiong. Ebb and Flow has a rich Anishinaabe culture and offers a variety of services to the members. Ebb and Flow First Nation Chief & Council currently serve a 2 year term in Leadership Office. Ebb and Flow is located approximately 270 kilometres Northwest of Winnipeg in Manitoba. Ebb and Flow has active Facebook groups for Ebb and Flow first Nation and Ebb and Flow Health with up to date information for community members.

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Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Member Nations

Gaa-wiikwedaawangaag – Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation – Treaty 1 Territory

P: 888-600-4393
E: Online Contact Form


Mailing Address: Box 109 Marius, Manitoba ROH 0T0
Marius, Manitoba Canada
R0H 0T0

http://www.sandybayfirstnation.com/

Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation exists to deliver culturally appropriate support services through respectful, accountable, transparent communication and leadership for the betterment of the community.

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West Region Tribal Council Member Nations

Giizhigoowining – Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation – Treaty 2 Territory

The people of Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nations are Anishinabe / Ojibway who have lived in this land for millennia. The Keeseekoowenin Ojibway also known as the Riding Mountain Band signed Treaty #2 AUGUST 21, 1871 with the Government of Canada. 35,700 square miles in central southwestern Manitoba and a portion of southeastern Saskatchewan.

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Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg

Indian Residential School Health Support

The program ensures that Former Indian Residential School (IRS) Students can readily gain access to emotional and crisis-counseling supports so that Former IRS Students can remain safe before, during and after their IAP claim is validated. The Resolution Health Support Worker (RHSW) service is set up to provide a variety of flexible “front-line” safety supports and to coordinate services directly to the IAP process.

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Anish Corporation

Indian Residential Schools Thrivers Group – IRS Thrivers

The I.R.S. Thrivers Group began in 2014 with a group of Indian Residential School (IRS) survivors who didn’t know each other but they were all interested in learning how to cope with and heal from the effects of the traumas they experienced at I.R.S.

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Indigenous Senior Resource Centre

Indigenous Senior Resource Centre Services

P: 204-586-4595
E: [email protected]


A1 – 100 Robinson St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 5H5

http://asrcwpg.ca/?page_id=577

The Indigenous Senior Resource Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization that utilizes a holistic approach to ensure the respect and well-being of Indigenous Seniors in Winnipeg. The Indigenous Senior Resource Centre offers the following services: Housing Information, Programs/Activities, Cultural Services (Sacred Medicines), Volunteer Opportunities, Emergency Food Supports, Outreach Services, and Referrals. It also offer the following activities: Arts & Crafts, Sewing Club/Knitting, Traditional Music & Arts Program, Health & Wellness Workshops, Spring Flea Market, Food & Merchandise Bingos, Traditional Medicines, Medicine Picking, Music in the Park, Monthly/Annual Celebrations, Exercise Club, Woodworking, Music/Singing Classes, Christmas Craft Sale, Christmas Caroling in the Community, and Busy Bee Gardening Club (Seasonal).

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Government of Canada

Inuit Post-Secondary Education Strategy

Financial assistance to support Inuit students pursuing postsecondary education.Eligible expenses that can be applied for include: transcript and application fees, tuition and other students fees,initial professional certification and examination fees, books and supplies, supplemental Tutoring, guidance and counseling services, living expenses including for dependents, if applicable, transportation supports when needed, expenses associated with travel home including for dependents, as applicable, child care as needed. Funding is also allocated for activities based on local needs assessments to promote students’ pursuit of post-secondary education and the attainment of a credential. These include:information technology and remote location access to allow students the opportunity to complete distance education or online courses from their home communities.

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West Region Tribal Council Member Nations

Ishkwaawinaaning – Skownan First Nation – Treaty 2 Territory

Skownan is a Cree and Ojibway name meaning “to turn around the point or turning point. Our people respect the lands and waters. We work to ensure that the land and water are clean and healthy for our children and the animals. Our people strive for higher education. We complete high school, excel at our jobs, achieve our goals, and bring meaningful employment requiring skills and education back to Skownan First Nation. Our children are educated in our traditional values, and we have the skills, knowledge and respect needed to survive on the land. Our people speak Ojibway.

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Kinosawi Sipi - Norway House Cree Nation - Treaty 5 Territory

Kinosawi Sipi – Norway House Cree Nation

P: 204-732-2490

https://nhcn.ca/

NHCN is one of the largest Indigenous communities in Manitoba with a growing population of 7,500 community members and an additional 500 community council members. NHCN has long been recognized as a progressive and vibrant community, boasting a large number of amenities as its serves as a gateway to Northern and Eastern communities of Manitoba.

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Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Kischewaskahegan – York Landing – York Factory – Treaty 5 Territory

P: 204-341-2180

http://www.yffn.ca/

The York Factory First Nation (YFFN) Ininéwak have lived on the land that is now northeastern Manitoba for thousands of years – since the glaciers melted. During this time, we developed an intimate relationship with the land that represents an unbroken cultural thread transmitted from our ancestors to current members of the community. To be Ininéwak was, and still is, to be part of an ancient tradition that mastered and specialized in life through the most challenging environments. Through our cultural teachings & practices, our relationship to the land has supported our health and well-being since before recorded history. York Landing (Kawéchiwásik) is now home to our community, but our ancestral home at York Factory (Kischi Wáskáhikan) continues to be at the coast. We remain deeply connected to our traditional territory. At every opportunity, we return to the coast to celebrate our community, land, and culture.

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Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Kisematawa – Shamattawa First Nation – Treaty 5 Territory

Shamattawa is a community in Northern Manitoba, Canada and the location of the Shamattawa First Nation[1] (55°51′30″N 92°05′46″W). It is located on the banks of the Gods River where the Echoing River joins as a right tributary. Shamattawa is a remote, isolated community, only connected to the rest of the province by winter and ice roads. Winter roads also extend east of the community towards Fort Severn, Ontario, and Peawanuck, Ontario. It can also be reached via Shamattawa Airport.

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Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Kisipakakamak – Barren Lands (Brochet) First Nation – Treaty 10

The Barren Lands First Nation inhabits the Brochet Reserve No. 197, situated on the northern shore of Reindeer Lake. The community is 928 kilometres north of Winnipeg and 19 kilometres east of the Saskatchewan border. The First Nation is signatory to Treaty 10 signed in 1906. Part of the Barren Lands First Nation separated to become the Northlands First Nation which relocated to Lac Brochet, 70 kilometres north of Brochet I.R. No. 197. The native languages spoken are Cree and Dene.

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Island Lake Tribal Council Member Nations

Kistiganwacheeng – Garden Hill First Nation – Treaty 5 Territory

The community of Garden Hill is located on the North Shore of Island Lake .Garden Hill First Nation is located 610 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg and 350 air kilometers southeast of Thompson. Until 1969, Garden Hill, Wasagamack, St. Theresa Point, and Red Sucker Lake all comprised the single Lake First Nation. The First Nation is signatory to the 1909 adhesion to Treaty 5. The native language is the Island Lake dialect, Oji-Cree.

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Life's Journey Inc. - Miikana Pimatiziwin

Life’s Journey Inc. Programs & Services

At Life’s Journey, we strive to build on mentoring relationships to meet each person where they are at. We provide services that are clinically informed, culturally relevant, wellness oriented, and relationship and strengths-based, with environmental adaptations and case management to support each program participant to practice their gifts.

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Southeast Resource Development Council Member First Nations

Makadewaagamijiwanoonsing – Black River First Nation – Treaty Territory 5

Black River is located 138 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg and approximately 36 kilometres north of the community of Powerview/Pinefalls, Manitoba. The population of the First Nation is 980 and the primary language used is Ojibwe. The Community has a window plant, water treatment facility, truss plant, health centre, Head Start Program and a general store/gas bar. The Majority of homes are single detached and located within a one-mile radius of the government offices and schools. The community is accessible year round by a paved road, which intersects PTH 304 (6.4 km to the east).

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Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Makaso Sakikan – Fox Lake (Bird) – Treaty 5 Territory

P: Home Office: (204) 486-2463 / Toll free: (866) 498-2746 / Winnipeg Office: (204) 953-2760 / Gillam Office: (204) 652-5423
E: Online Contact Form

https://foxlakecreenation.com/

Fox Lake Cree Nation is located 750 kilometres (1200kms by road) North East of Winnipeg, Manitoba. There are approximately 1300 members, of which approximately 200 live on the Fox Lake reserve land in Bird, as well as on a small piece of reserve land in Gillam. Approximately 1000 members live off reserve, including about 300 in the Town of Gillam, with the remaining living primarily in Winnipeg, Thompson, and Churchill, Manitoba.

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Manito Ahbee

Manito Ahbee Festival Events

P: (204) 956-1849 / Toll Free: 1-866-449-0251
E: [email protected]


Red River Exhibition Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3J 1J1

https://www.manitoahbee.com/events

Manito Ahbee is recognized as a leader in transforming relationships to share Indigenous culture and heritage with the world.

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Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Manto Sakikan – God’s Lake Narrows – Treay 5 Territory

God’s Lake Narrows is located 1037 kilometres Northeast of Winnipeg. The reserve is signatory to the 1909 adhesion Treaty No.5. The First Nation has two communities: the reserve side and the Metis side and the main dialect spoken is Cree and English. God’s Narrows First Nation Administration consists of one Chief and six Council members who are elected through Band custom.

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Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Manto Sipi Cree Nation – God’s River – Treaty 5 Territory

P: 204-366-2011

https://mantosipicree.ca/

The community of God’s River was originally part of the God’s Lake First Nation. It was in the mid 1940’s that people moved from the God’s Lake Narrows to form the community of God’s River. Manto Sipi Cree Nation is a signatory to the Adhesion of Treaty 5, which was signed in 1909. The God’s River First Nation is located 585 air kilometers northeast of Winnipeg. The community is located at the mouth of the God’s River along the north shoreline of God’s Lake.

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Swampy Cree Tribal Council Member Nations

Marcel Colomb Cree Nation – Black Sturgeon – Treaty 5 Territory

Marcel Colomb First Nation (Black Sturgeon) is located on Hughes Lake, near Lynn Lake and is part of the Swampy Cree Tribal Council.

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Marymound

Marymound – Indigenous Cultural Program – Cultural Healing Services

Many of the young people at Marymound are of First Nations or Métis descent. We believe that cultural awareness and identity are key components to healing. A strong, positive cultural identity can instill feelings of pride, give youth a sense of community and of their place in the world. We honour the healing journey of the youth we support by offering cultural healing services.

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Swampy Cree Tribal Council Member Nations

Mathias Colomb Cree Nation – Pukatawagan – Treaty 5 Territory

The Mathias Colomb Cree Nation is a remote northern Manitoba Cree Community, located 210 km north of the Town of The Pas and 819 km northwest of the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, which has two reserves under its jurisdiction, IR 198 and IR No. 199. Situated beautifully in the heart of the Manitoba’s North, the community has plenty of opportunities and much to offer.

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Meet Me at The Bell Tower - Building Community

Meet Me at The Bell Tower – Building Community Facebook Page


470 Selkirk Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 2M5

https://www.facebook.com/belltowermovement

Meet me at the Bell Tower meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month at the Indigenous Family Centre at 470 Selkirk Avenue. Meet with your neighbours and others interested in building a better community. Weekly themes such as neighbourhood safety, peace, fighting bullying and honouring Mother Earth are part of many speaker series and a neighbourhood training program. Families with children and youth are welcome for the 4 Fs: free, food, family and fun! Meetings and community, Indigenous and youth-led. Dinner and prizes happen after the bell rings at 6:00pm.

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Southeast Resource Development Council Member First Nations

Mememwi-ziibiing – Berens River First Nation – Treaty 5 Territory

Berens River First Nation has two reserves: Berens River 13 and Pigeon River 13A, located in the boreal forest east of Lake Winnipeg. Berens River offers many community supports and services and has a very active Facebook page. Our membership is 3,106 strong. Our primary language is Saulteaux. We administer our own Health Care, On-Reserve Social Services & Student Services. https://www.facebook.com/Berensriver

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Government of Canada

Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy

Financial assistance to support Métis Nation students pursuing post-secondary education. Funding is allocated annually for direct financial support for Métis Nation post-secondary students. Eligible expenses include: transcript and application fees, tuition and other students fees, initial professional certification and examination fees, books and supplies, supplemental tutorial, guidance and counseling services, living expenses including for dependents, if applicable, transportation supports when needed, expenses associated with travel home including for dependents, as applicable, and child care as needed. Programs and services available include: academic readiness and support, wraparound services to students and their families such as; student-peer mentorship, career counselling, clinical and mental health services, Elder guidance, Knowledge-keeper, student cultural support, outreach and navigation services, cultural education and life-skills development, including fostering awareness and cultural belongings as a citizen of the historic Métis Nation, and information technology and remote locations access to allow students the opportunity to complete distance education or online courses from their home communities.

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West Region Tribal Council Member Nations

Minegoziibe Anishinabe – Pine Creek First Nation- Treaty 4 Territory

The original members of Minegoziibe Anishinabe were of Saulteaux descent and hailed from the Ontario Lake Superior area of Sault Ste. Marie. The name “Saulteaux” is derived from the French language meaning “people of the rapids”; they are also formally recognized as Plains Ojibwe or Anishinaabe. Minegoziibe Anishinabe is a healthy, safe and progressive community, balanced and harmonious with all creation.

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Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg

Mino-Pimatiziiwin Program (Men’s Healthy Living)

This program is focused on providing services to Aboriginal men who are attempting to make positive lifestyle changes in their lives as role models within the family unit and as agents of change within the community. The program is responsive to individual crisis situations so participants are able to drop in when necessary.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Parenting Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Mental Health

Southeast Resource Development Council Member First Nations

Mishi-baawitigong – Little Grand Rapids First Nation – Treaty Territory 5

Our vision is to be a safe, healthy, prosperous, successful and united community where individuals can realize their aspirations and goals while honoring our beliefs, language, values and traditions.

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Swampy Cree Tribal Council Member Nations

Misipawastik Cree Nation – Grand Rapids – Treaty 5 Territory

P: (204) 639-2219 / Toll Free: 1 (866) 281 9873
E: Online Contact Form

https://misipawistik.com/

Most programs and administration delivered with funding from Indigenous Services Canada. MCN manages reserve lands under the MCN Land Code, effective June 1, 2017. Cree people have occupied the territory for thousands of years, most recently since the retreat of the last glaciers from the area. Cree culture and language reveal the relationships between our people, our territory, and our world, and are the foundations of our nationhood.

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Southeast Resource Development Council Member First Nations

Misko-ziibiing – Bloodvein First Nation – Treaty Territory 5

Bloodvein First Nation is 210 kilometres north of Winnipeg on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg, directly north of the Bloodvein River. The community is situated along three kilometres of shoreline at the mouth of the river. There is a 3,000 foot gravel airstrip maintained in the community. A ferry/ barge service (39 passenger vehicle) is operated by the Marine Division of the Department of Highways. The ferry/ barge is used during the summer months.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Girls and Women

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Girls and Women – National Inquiry

P: Support Line 1-844-413-6649

https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative Legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country. The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians. National, independent toll free 24/7 support line at 1-844-413-6649

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Island Lake Tribal Council Member Nations

Mithkwamepin Thaakkahikan – Red Sucker Lake First Nation – Treaty 5 Territory

Red Sucker Lake Reserve No. 1976 is located on a peninsula on the northeast shore of Red Sucker Lake close to the Ontario border, approximately 709 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. The First Nation is signatory to the 1909 adhesion to Treaty 5. The native language is the Island Lake dialect Oji-Cree.

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Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)

MITT Student Group – Indigenous Student’s Circle (ISC)

MITT’s Indigenous Student’s Circle (ISC) is open to all students who wish to participate in Indigenous cultural events and share similar experiences while attending MITT.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Moosocoot – Ilford – War Lake – Treaty 5 Territory

War Lake First Nation is located at Ilford, Manitoba. Ilford is located along the Bay line, now owned and operated by OmniTrax, 144 air km northeast of Thompson, 416 km northeast by rail from The Pas and 688 air km north of Winnipeg.

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Swampy Cree Tribal Council Member Nations

Mosakahiken Cree Nation – Moose Lake – Treaty 5 Territory

Mosakahiken Cree Nation (MCN) is located at Moose Lake, Manitoba, approximately 700 Kilometers North of Winnipeg.

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Native Clan Organization

Native Clan Organization Programs and Services

P: 204-943-7357


204 - 424 Logan Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3A 0R4

https://www.nativeclan.org/program-services

The Native Clan Organization, Inc. (NCO) established in 1972, is a unique, Indigenous, non-profit community support charity. The Native Clan Organization helps and supports our relatives navigate through, heal from, and return to their communities after contact with justice systems and to provide advocacy and progression of Indigenous ways of justice within those systems.

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New Directions

New Directions – Opikihiwawin

Opikihiwawin responds to the needs of Indigenous adoptees and foster people in all stages of their lives by providing cultural education, supports and advocacy. We believe that it is every Indigenous adoptee and foster person’s inherent right to know and experience their culture. Our cultural programs create a positive sense of identity and belonging and help adoptees and foster people build relationships in the Indigenous community.

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Neyaashiing - Buffalo Point First Nation - Treaty 3 Territory

Neyaashiing – Buffalo Point First Nation

Buffalo Point First Nation is located on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Woods, in the southeastern corner of Manitoba. It is situated right on the Canada and United States international boundary across from Warroad, Minnesota. The Buffalo Point First Nation members live and abide by their own hereditary system of government. In the heart of Buffalo Point community is the unmistakable tipi shape of the Cultural Centre with the traditional thunderbirds gracing the entrance.

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Ni-Apin is a Cree word which means “ I’m sitting” with the intended meaning of “ I’m sitting at home”. The Ni-Apin Program will provide a range of program services for the homeless urban Aboriginal person who suffers from multiple barriers.

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Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation - Nelson House - Treaty 5 Territory

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation – Nelson House

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation is a vibrant and thriving First Nation based in Nelson House, Manitoba, about 800 kilometres north of Winnipeg and 80 kilometres west of Thompson. We’re focused on providing education and opportunities that can help assure a positive tomorrow for our youth, our families and our Elders.

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North Point Douglas Women's Centre

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Services & Programs

Over time, and with a great deal of hard work and courageous hearts, staff and financial resources have grown alongside the needs of the community, but it is always a struggle to keep up. The Women’s Centre remains committed to supporting community members where they are at, in a process that is community led, compassionate, and culturally safe. The centre houses many services and programs. Our Drop-In Centre is a safe space that welcomes all women identified people. During the pandemic the drop in has been a door service program so check with the centre on it’s current status. The Drop – In / Door Service offers basic needs like Snacks and beverages, Emergency food, baby items, and hygiene products, Access to computers, phone, and washroom, Laundry (by appointment only; $1/wash $1/dry, soap and dryer sheets provided), Seasonally appropriate shoes and clothing when available, Smudging and traditional medicines, Crisis support, Printing, photocopying, and faxing, and Resources, referrals, & advocacy. The other programs include Red Road to Healing, free counselling, a parenting program for all caregivers, the Women’s Warrior Circle , Men’s Night, Ceremonies, and the Community Oven.

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O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation - South Indian Lake - Treaty 5 Territory

O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation – South Indian Lake

O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation of South Indian Lake, became an independent First Nation in 2005,
after years of being amalgamated with Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Financial Funding Health Local Health Care

Ochekwi Sipi - Fisher River Cree Nation - Treaty 5 Territory

Ochekwi Sipi – Fisher River Cree Nation

Fisher River Cree Nation is a community in which our history, language, traditions, and culture are paramount to who we are as a people. We will protect and maintain the spirit and intent of the treaties and our inherent rights. Fisher River will be a self-sustaining progressive community with a strong and accountable government. We will provide an environment where all people are healthy, safe, and respected.

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West Region Tribal Council Member Nations

Ojijaako-ziibiing – O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation – Crane River – Treaty 2 Territory

O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation consists of over 3500 hectares of land on the shore of Lake Manitoba; it is approximately 225 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg and adjacent to the settlement of Crane River. O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation has an active community Facebook page. The OCC Health Centre has it’s own Facebook page as well for local healthcare information.

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Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Member Nations

Okwewanashko-ziibiing – Roseau River Anishnabe First Nation – Treaty 1 Territory

Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation is a rural community located approximately one hour south of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation has three physical reserves. Roseau River No. 2 is the main reserve located 98 kilometers south of the city of Winnipeg. Roseau Rapids No. 2A is considerably geographically smaller. It is located off Highway 218 north (80 kilometers south of Winnipeg). Roseau River No. 2B, even smaller, is located at the junctions of Highways 6 & 236 and the Perimeter Highway on the northwest side of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Interlake Reserves Tribal Council IRTC Member Nations

Oshki-ishkonigan – Peguis First Nation – Treaty 1 Territory

Peguis First Nation is a Treaty 1 First Nation, located in Manitoba, Canada. With a population of approximately 10,246 members of Ojibway and Cree descent, it is the largest First Nation community in Manitoba. The main community of Peguis First Nation, Peguis 1B, is located approximately 196 kilometres north of Winnipeg, MB. Peguis First Nation has a rich culture, strong traditions and a significant history within Canada. The community is named after Chief Peguis. Peguis led the band of Saultaux people from present day Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to a settlement at Netley Creek, Manitoba, and later to St.Peter’s (present day East Selkirk, Manitoba). After an illegal land transfer in 1907, Peguis First Nation was moved to its present location at Peguis 1B. Severe flooding in Manitoba in 2011 caused serious damage to housing and infrastructure and led to people evacuating from 18 First Nations communities. Peguis First Nation was one of the First Nations affected by this flooding.

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Pimicikamak Cree Nation - Cross Lake Band - Treaty 5 Territory

Pimicikamak Cree Nation – Cross Lake Band

P: 204-646-2218
E: Online Contact Form

https://crosslakeband.ca/

The Cross Lake Indian Reserve consists of Reserve No. 19, 19A, 19B, 19C, 19D, and 19E. All are adjacent to each other and located approximately 190 air kilometers (118.5 miles) south of Thompson and 520 air kilometers (325 miles) north of Winnipeg along the shore of the Nelson River, where it enters into Cross Lake. According to the regional population statistics as of August 2016; the Band has an on-reserve population is 6,047 and an off-reserve population of 2,399. The total Band population is 8,446.There are individuals of non-aborginal origin, as well as a number of Metis residing on-reserve. The majority of the population is treaty status.

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Red River College Polytechnic

RRC Polytech Elders-in-Residence and Knowledge Keepers

P: 204-632-2333 / 204-632-2177
E: Online Contact Form


NOTRE DAME CAMPUS - Building F – Room 209 -2055 Notre Dame Ave. / EXCHANGE DISTRICT CAMPUS - Princess Building – Room P407 - 160 Princess Street
Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3H 0J9 / R3B 1K9

https://www.rrc.ca/indigenous/supports/elders-in-residence/

Our Elders-in-Residence are here to support education through Indigenous ways of teaching, learning and leading. They play an important role in student and staff health, wellness, and cultural and spiritual development. They are here to support all students and staff at Red River College Polytechnic. Located in the Indigenous Student Support Centres at the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses, Elders-in-Residence offer cultural teaching sessions, one-on-one appointments, classroom visits and lead ceremonies.

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Red River College Polytechnic

RRC Polytech Indigenous Education

P: 204-632-3773
E: Online Contact Form


Building F - Room 209 - 2055 Notre Dame
Notre Dame Campus
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3H 0J9

https://www.rrc.ca/indigenous/

Fostering community, new paths forward, and an exploration of career options, Indigenous Education at Red River College Polytechnic prepares you to succeed and achieve your personal, educational and career goals. Build a deeper understanding of cultures, languages, and histories, while developing the skills needed to join Manitoba’s growing workforce.

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Swampy Cree Tribal Council Member Nations

Sapotaweyak Cree Nation – Pelican Rapids – Treaty 5 Territory

P: 204-587-2010 / Toll Free: 1-888-294-2476

https://sapotaweyakcreenation.weebly.com/about-us.html

Sapotaweyak Cree Nation is located in beautiful West-Central Manitoba, just under 600 km north-west of Winnipeg along the south/southeast shore of Lake Winnipegosis. Settlement is primarily centered on either side of Shoal River and extends approximately 5 kilometers northeast along Lake Winnipegosis to a point known as Nee-ack or Beardy’s Point and adjacent to the Metis community of Pelican Rapids located just to the west. Sapotaweyak Cree Nation has a population of approximately 1,000 people on-reserve, total population of 2206. In addition to the new school, the community has several organizations in operation including the SCN Band Office, SCN Health Centre, Northern Convenience Store & Gas Bar, Bertha Gott Daycare Centre, SCN Arena Complex, SCN Community Centre, SCN Loonie Bin, and the 96.9 FM Radio Station broadcasting both NCI-FM and daily local programming. The community also has many small home based businesses that sell beadwork, sweetgrass braids and traditional moccasins.

Career Pathways Entrepreneurial Supports Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Daycare Youth Activities Financial Funding Health Mental Health

Southern Chiefs Organization SCO

SCO Member First Nations & Chiefs

Southern Chiefs’ Organization represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota First Nation communities and more than 81,500 citizens in what is now called southern Manitoba. SCO is an independent political organization that, by following the direction of the 34 Chiefs, 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.

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P: 204-855-2671

https://svdngovernance.com/

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation SVDN, formerly called the Oak River Reserve, is located on the banks of the Assiniboine River in Southwestern Manitoba. The Oak River Reserve was created by an Order in Council of the Government of Canada in 1876. Sioux Valley Dakota Nation is the largest Dakota Nation in Canada with a membership of approximately 2500. SVDN is not a signatory to a Treaty.

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Southeast Collegiate

Southeast Collegiate History

Southeast College was established as a private high school (Grades 10 to 12) in 1995-96 by The Southeast Tribal Council, incorporated as Southeast Resource Development Council Corporation (SERDC). The SERDC includes the communities of Bloodvein First Nation, Little Grand Rapids, Brokenhead, Pauingassi First Nation, Buffalo Point First Nation, Black River First Nation, Hollow Water, Berens River and Poplar River. Many of these SERDC communities lacked high schools and from this need arose the vision for a centrally located education facility. Situated within the city of Winnipeg and nestled on approximately 40 acres, the purchase of the former Nazarene College seemed like the ideal opportunity and location. SEC is unlike any other school in Canada. It is a unique facility that not only educates its students, but also houses the student body on site while nourishing the culture of First Nations in many of its day to day operations.

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Government of Canada

Supporting Inuit Children

The Inuit Child First Initiative ensures Inuit children have access to the essential government funded health, social and educational products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Each child’s situation is unique. Please contact your regional focal point to discuss what coverage is available based on the child’s needs. Examples of what could be funded include: wheelchair ramps, addiction services, cultural services from Elders, mental health counseling, assessments and screenings, medical supplies and equipment, therapeutic services, land-based activities, specialized summer camps, respite care programs based on cultural beliefs and practices, tutoring services, transportation, and specialized school transportation.

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Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Tataskweyak Cree Nation – Split Lake – Treaty 5 Territory

Tataskweyak First Nation is located in the community of Split Lake, Manitoba. It is located 169 kilometers (105 miles) west of Gillam, Manitoba and 143 kilometers (89 miles) west of Thompson, Manitoba on Provincial Road 280 in Manitoba’s far north. It is considered the half-way point on the dangerous winter drive on MB 280.

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Keewatin Tribal Council Member First Nations

Tes-He-Olie Twe -Tadoule Lake – Sayisi Dene – Treaty 5 Territory

The Sayisi Dene, (People of the East), a Dene First Nation in northern Manitoba. They are members of the “Sayisi Dene First Nation (Tadoule Lake, Manitoba)”.

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The Circle on Philanthropy (The Circle) transforms philanthropy and contributes to positive change between Philanthropy and Indigenous communities by creating spaces of learning, innovation, relationship-building, co-creation, and activation. The Circle works alongside Indigenous-led organizations, Indigenous informed organizations, organizations with Indigenous beneficiaries, our members and philanthropic signatories of The Declaration of Action to encourage individuals and organizations to learn, acknowledge, and understand more about reconciliation and the decolonization of wealth.

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The Link Youth and Family Supports

The Link Indigenous Initiatives

Like healthy plants, strong roots create strong, resilient children and youth who can thrive and grow to their full potential. The Indigenous Initiatives team plays such an important role at The Link – connecting youth to the skills, knowledge, traditional languages experiences and land-based practices that are central to the healing journey for Indigenous families and critical to shaping a child’s identity and sense of belonging.

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True North Aid

True North Aid – Stones of Support

P: Phone or TEXT: 1-226-444-3385
E: [email protected]

https://truenorthaid.ca/

True North Aid is dedicated to serving and supporting northern and remote Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. Our Stones of Support help us to define projects based on various levels of need and support. This includes self-determination, health, food, reconciliation, housing, water, education and culture.

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Turtle Lodge

Turtle Lodge – Wahbanung Calls to Action

Summary of Wahbanung – The Resurgence of Our People: Clearing the Path for Our Survival was written by Knowledge Keepers Dr. David Courchene, Jr., Chief Dr. Harry Bone, Florence Paynter, Chief Katherine Whitecloud, Chief Robert Maytwayashing, Mary Maytwayashing, and Gordon Walker at the Turtle Lodge Central House of Knowledge. With Contributions from the late Orianna Courchene.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University College of the North (UCN)

UCN Ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre

P: 1-(866) 677-6450
E: [email protected]


Room 134A - 55 UCN Drive
Thompson Campus
Thompson, Manitoba Canada
R8N 1L7

https://ucn.ca/ininiwi-kiskinwamakewin-centre/

The ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre nurtures a cultural environment that builds bridges and promotes balance to meet the needs of the UCN community. It can be found at UCN Thompson Campus, 55 UCN Drive in room 134A. “The people’s place of learning” is the interpretation of the name ininiwi kiskinwamakewin. The primary mandate of these Centres was and continues to be the promotion of Aboriginal culture and awareness as well as to support the incorporation of culturally proficient practices into all structures within the University College of the North. Activities and programs have included but have not been limited to: traditional drumming, traditional counseling, solstice potlucks, annual powwows, annual Elders gatherings, sharing circles and Traditional Persons Week presentations to support the incorporation of indigenous knowledge into the classroom.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Workshops

University College of the North (UCN)

UCN Mamawechetotan Centre

P: 204-627-8698
E: [email protected]


436-7th Street East
The Pas Campus
The Pas, Manitoba Canada
R9A 1M7

https://ucn.ca/mamawechetotan-centre/

The Mamawechetotan Centre is a beautiful space that provides a warm, welcoming environment for students to relax and socialize. It is an ideal place to interact with our resident and visiting Elders, fellow students, study, cook, utilize the computer lab, or just relax between classes. After hour’s accessibility are available please contact Centre Coordinator to make arrangements. The Mamawechetotan Centre located at The Pas Campus can be found next to the Enrolment Services Office inside the main entrance. We encourage and invite students to participate in the many Cultural, Family and Fun events that take place on campus, such as: ( posters and emails will be sent out prior to each event) Pipe Ceremonies (feast following pipe ceremony), Sweat Ceremonies, Craft Sessions, Baking in Cree Sessions, Acoustic Nights, Drumming/ Singing, Movie Nights, Lunch Guests – Sharing Knowledge Sessions, and much more. We also have the food pantry and Milk & Bread Coupons that can be used if needed.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

University of Manitoba

UM – Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) – Migizii Agamik

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

https://umanitoba.ca/admin/indigenous_connect/5558.html

Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge welcomes all nations to learn and share. It is a home-away-from-home for students, who make use of the computer lab, student lounge, gathering space, and kitchen. The building was designed by Prairie Architects (including Indigenous graduates of the University of Manitoba) and incorporates many of the Traditional Teachings of Indigenous Peoples of the area, including the use of seven tamarack trees to represent the Seven Sacred Laws. Its Circle Room is used for ceremonies, meetings, and classes that require a sacred, collaborative space. Migizii Agamik is a smudge-friendly building.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Blankstein Momentum Program

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/blankstein-momentum

The Indigenous Student Centre is pleased to offer the Blankstein Momentum Program (Momentum) for returning Indigenous students. The program is designed to provide you with access to supports that contribute to your post-secondary persistence, overall well-being and personal success. Momentum uses a holistic approach that includes advisor meetings, access to tutors, learning workshops, group activities and cultural/spiritual care. The program runs late August to March, with a celebration wind-up in April. There is no cost to participate. *Maximum intake is 20 students per academic year and priority will be given to those who have not been a part of the program before.

Academic Academic Advisors Academic Workshops Tutoring / Peer Support Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Community Engaged Learning – Land and Water: Land-based Education

All students are welcome to apply; Indigenous students will be prioritized. Indigenous youth (18-35) who are not enrolled at the UM are also encouraged to apply. The Land and Water program runs from November to June. During November, December and January, we’ll participate in immersive urban land-based experiences, as well as engaging online workshops and activities with Indigenous elders, knowledge holders and artists. From February to June, we’ll share what we’ve learned with high school youth in classrooms and on the land, as COVID-19 policies allow! This program is a great opportunity for urban Indigenous youth and students, 2S/LGBTQ+ youth and students, UM students and others to learn about Indigenous peoples enduring relationships with urban land and place.

Academic Education & Training Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Elder Profiles

P: 204-474-8500
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/culture-and-protocol/elder-profiles

Elders-in-Residence provide cultural and spiritual guidance to students and employees of the University of Manitoba. They lead cultural teaching sessions, ceremonies and events on our campuses, and are also available for individual and group consultations by appointment.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Fireside Chats: Talks on Indigenous Knowledges


E: [email protected]


Migizii Agamik Circle Room -Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/indigenous/event/fireside-chats-talks-on-indigenous-knowledges-38/

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is pleased to announce that Elder Carl Stone is hosting Fireside Chats during the Fall 2023 term. Fireside Chats will take place weekly and will be presented in a hybrid format with the in-person portion being held in the Circle Room in Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge or streamed via Zoom. The speaker list is subject to change. Please email [email protected] for the Zoom link. If you receive requests to share the link, please refer the request to this email address as well.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Full Moon Ceremonies


E: [email protected]


Circle Room - Migizii Agamik Bald Eagle Lodge -114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/indigenous/event/full-moon-ceremony-23/

Welcome to a new cycle of Full Moon Ceremonies led by Vanessa Lillie. A Full moon Ceremony is a time to honour ourselves as women and gender diverse people and our relationship with Grandmother Moon. They are a time to come together and celebrate life. WHO IS IT FOR? Girls, Women, folks who identify as women and girls, gender diverse people and people who are on their Moon time. WHERE? Held in the Circle Room in the Indigenous Student Centre, 114 Sidney Smith Street. WHAT TO PREPARE? Please bring a piece of cloth for a tobacco offering and an item for the feast if you have the ability to do so. People have the option of wearing a skirt.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Gaa-maamawabing – Gathering Place


E: [email protected]


71 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/education/student-experience/our-facilities

The Faculty of Education’s Gaa-maamawabing (Room 322) serves as an Indigenous community and learning space – a location for teaching, learning, and gathering where first Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, knowledges and experiences may be shared.

Academic Study Space / Computer Usage Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Circle of Empowerment

P: 204-915-8110
E: [email protected]


University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/student-experience/indigenous-circle-empowerment-ice

The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on self-development and community engagement.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Graduate Student Support

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


424 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/student/indigenous/SAGE.html

Ashley Edson is the Indigenous graduate student success coordinator of the Supporting Indigenous Graduate Student Enhancement (SAGE) programming through the Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous), Scholarship, Research and Curriculum. She is committed to working alongside students throughout their journeys in graduate studies – including guidance around admissions, clarifying University policies, connecting students to important services, programming, supports and more. These supports are available to all self-identifying Indigenous students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program of any Indigenous students considering graduate studies. Students can stay connected and updated about the upcoming opportunities available through SAGE by joining the mailing list or private Facebook Group (SAGE-Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement-University of Manitoba).

Academic Academic Advisors Career Pathways Graduate Studies/Student Support Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Financial Financial Workshops / Skill Development

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Staff

P: 204-474-8850 / 1-800-432-1960, ext. 8850 (Toll-free in Manitoba)
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/our-team

The Indigenous Student Recruitment team, The Indigenous Student Centre team, Indigenous Student Centre advisors The Indigenous Leadership Programming team & Indigenous Engagement and Communications team.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Urban Transition

University of Manitoba

UM Mahkwa omushki kiim: Pathway to Indigenous Nursing Education (PINE)

P: 204-474-7493
E: [email protected]


89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/nursing/programs-of-study/mahkwa-omushki-kiim-pathway-indigenous-nursing-education-pine

Mahkwa omushki kiim: Pathway to Indigenous Nursing Education (PINE), offers a combination of academic, personal and cultural supports to prepare First Nations, Métis and Inuit students for entrance into our Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree program and to assist them throughout the program.

Academic Academic Advisors Academic Workshops Tutoring / Peer Support Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Mamawipawin – Indigenous Governance and Community Based Research Space


E: [email protected]


183 Dafoe Rd
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2M9

https://umanitoba.ca/centres/mamawipawin/1160.html

Although created as a research lab, there is nothing lab-like about Mamawipawin. Located on the fourth floor of the Isbister Building, the space consists of three elements: a circular, multi-functional community research space; a connected research and training room and a portable lab (including mobile equipment for use in the community).

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Medicine Garden of Indigenous Learning

The Medicine Garden of Indigenous Learning is a welcoming place for people to meet, share and learn about the importance and value of traditional knowledge and medicines. Throughout the year, Elders host teaching circles in this space.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Monthly Beading Circle


E: [email protected]


Migizii Agamik - 114 Sidney Smith St
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/indigenous

Join in to foster community and kinship with a Monthly Beading Circle! This is a time for the Indigenous community on campus to gather, connect, and craft. Feel free to bring your lunch, a project, and yourself to Migizii Agamik on the last Monday of every month. Beading supplies will be provided, and all Indigenous students and staff are welcome! This will be in the Circle Room of Migizii Agamik.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing

P: 204-272-3167
E: [email protected]


P122 Pathology Building , 770 Bannatyne Ave
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3W 0W3

https://umanitoba.ca/ongomiizwin/

Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing officially launched in June of 2017. Ongomiizwin (clearing a path for generations to come) has a permanent place in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, affirming the University of Manitoba’s commitment to building respectful relationships and creating pathways to Indigenous health, healing and achievement.

Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Health Local Health Care

University of Manitoba

UM Sharing Circles with ISC Elders-in-Residence – For Students (In-Person)


E: [email protected]


Indigenous Student Centre - 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
[email protected]

https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/indigenous/event/sharing-circles-with-isc-elders-in-residence---for-students-7/

All students are welcome to join (in person) the Sharing Circle with ISC Elder Norman Meade at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Sharing circles are safe spaces for students to share their experiences and receive teachings and support from an ISC Elder-in-Residence.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

University of Manitoba

UM Sweat Lodge Prep Sessions and Sweat Lodge Ceremonies


E: [email protected]


Ceremony grounds behind Migizii Agamik - 114 Sidney Smith
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/indigenous

The Sweat Lodge on the grounds of the Fort Garry Campus is ready! The Sweat Lodge ceremony is for cleansing and healing. This lodge has been built to holistically support Indigenous UM students, UM students, and UM community in culturally grounded ways that promote inclusive learning opportunities, understanding and reconciliation. Sweat Lodge Teaching Preparation Sessions are intended for people to learn more about the ceremony, teachings, and how to prepare to attend your first ceremony. It is mandatory to attend a session before entering the lodge for ceremony. Inclusive ceremonies will be held throughout the summer and upcoming academic year.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM William Norrie Centre – Inner City Bachelor of Social Work Program

The Willian Norrie Centre on Selkirk Avenue is the campus for social work education for inner city residents. The Centre is the focal point for social work education, teaching students to serve the community with the same compassion Dr. Norrie showed throughout his life. The Inner City Social Work BSW Access Program at the William Norrie Centre is for mature students (21 and older) who have inner city or similar social service experience who have traditionally faced systemic barriers common to inner city life experience such as poverty, racism, school failure and marginalization.

Academic Flexible Learning Work-integrated Learning Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM ZONGIIGABOWIN Men’s Sharing Circle

P: (204) 318-2928 / (204) 474-8618
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Circle Room - Migizii Agamik Bald Eagle Lodge -114 Sidney Smith St.
Fort Garry Campus
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/indigenous/event/zongiigabowin-mens-sharing-circle-1/

A weekly gathering of Indigenous males coming together to explore their strengths and place in the university and society. The goal of the circle is to empower participants to achieve their academic and other personal goals. The meeting is a confidential and respectful space. Traditional knowledge and Western teachings will be called upon as guidelines. The group is open to those who: Are Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), Identify as male, including those who are two-spirited, Connected to UM, e.g. as current students, alumni, prospective students and intimate partners, children (16-year or older), or family members of current students. For questions, please email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

l’Union nationale métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba (UNMSJM) vise toujours à honorer sa mission, à savoir protéger, mettre en valeur et honorer les traditions et la culture des Métis de la Rivière-Rouge et diffuser l’histoire de ce peuple, par l’entremise d’activités, d’ateliers et de rassemblements communautaires. / The Union nationale métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba (UNMSJM) continues to strive to honour its mission, which is to protect, promote and honour the traditions and the culture of the Red River Métis and to make their history known through activities, workshops and community gatherings.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Winnipeg

UW Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC)

P: 204-786-9865
E: [email protected]


515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/assc/

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) has been created to maintain a safe, educational and culturally sensitive environment for all Indigenous students (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) as they pursue their academic studies at The University of Winnipeg. The ASSC strives to provide continuous student support and resources that will foster resilience in students to succeed from the application process to Convocation. With 11% of the University student population declaring Indigenous ancestry, The University of Winnipeg is committed to offering a variety of Indigenous focus programs, research, scholarship opportunities and accessibility to a post-secondary institution. The ASSC offers a variety of support services listed on their website.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

University of Winnipeg

UW Indigenous UWinnipeg

The Office of Indigenous Engagement at the University of Winnipeg provides a number of different events, programs, and supports for faculty, staff, students, and community members. We are a senior administrative unit that provides programming through the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, offers direct support to faculty through the Academic Lead, and works with a variety of stakeholders and Senior Administration to ensure Indigenous presence across the campus through the Associate Vice President of Indigenous Engagement.

Academic Academic Advisors Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

University of Winnipeg

UW Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre

P: 204-258-2951
E: [email protected]


Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, 511 Ellice Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/wiichii/

The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre’s primary focus is to offer educational and cultural programming rooted in Indigenous knowledge, in order to develop and strengthen pathways for Indigenous students to University. The endeavors of the centre are in alignment with the University’s strategic direction of Indigenization, that includes and values Indigenous knowledge, culture and perspectives throughout the UWinnipeg.

Academic Study Space / Computer Usage Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Southeast Resource Development Council Member First Nations

Waanibiigaaw – Hollow Water First Nation – Treaty Territory 5

Hollow Water first Nation is approximately 190 kilometres north of Winnipeg and within the Precambrian shield region of Manitoba.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Daycare Financial Funding Health Disability Services Local Health Care

Island Lake Tribal Council Member Nations

Wasagamack First Nation – Treaty 5 Territory

The Wasagamack First Nation is located on the western shore of Island Lake, about 12 kilometres to the north of St. Theresa Point, 281 kilometres southeast of Thompson, and 607 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. The First Nation is a signatory of the 1909 adhesion to Treaty 5. The native language is the Island Lake dialect of Oji-Cree.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Emergency Services Police / Fire / Ambulance Family Accessing Supports / Services Youth Activities Financial Funding Health Local Health Care Transportation Medical / Medical Appointment Transportation

1JustCity’s West End Drop-in offers health and wellness programs to meet basic needs and help individuals and families thrive in Winnipeg’s West End community. Programs include a daily Drop-in, Indigenous Cultural Programming, Community Capacity Building Programming, food supports, and more.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Member Nations

Wewezhigaabawing – Waywayseecappo First Nation – Treaty 2 Territory

P: 204-859-2879
E: [email protected]


Winnipeg Office: 1424 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 3G5
Waywayseecappo, Manitoba Canada
R0J 1S0

https://labrc.com/first-nation/waywayseecappo/

Waywayseecappo First Nation is proximate to the town of Russell and the Rural Municipality of Rossburn and, it is approximately 344 kilometres northwest of the City of Winnipeg. Waywayseecappo First Nation is conveniently located on Highway 45 just 20 miles east of Russell and just a few miles from the south-western corner of Riding Mountain National Park. As of March 31, 2013, the total population is 2568 persons of which 1500 persons reside on the reserve. The community language is Anishinaabemowin.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Youth Activities Financial Funding Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Local Health Care

As part of the community’s call to action, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, under its Community Driven Programs and Services, has created the Winnipeg Friendship Centre Program to deliver the programs and services of the Friendship Centre Movement that are supportive of the seniors and youth in our community. The development of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre’s Winnipeg Friendship Centre Program has been graciously supported by the Winnipeg Indigenous Executive Circle (WIEC), which is a network of 30+ Indigenous-led organizations, and Indigenous Vision for the North End (IVNE), a network of 11 Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations.The work and development of this program is supported by the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres and the National Association of Friendship Centres. The physical space of this Friendship Centre is still in the project stage but it will be located at 45 Robinson Street.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Friendship Centres Family Youth Activities

The Millennium Library has two specially-designed spaces that house Indigenous Resources Collections for children and adults. Both spaces were designed by Anishinaabe interior designer Destiny Seymour; Ah kha koo gheesh (Groundhog Place ~ children emerge from learning) and Wii ghoss (Birch Bark Centre). Ah kha koo gheesh welcomes children and families to explore books, movies and music about the histories, traditions, stories and languages of Indigenous peoples throughout Manitoba and Turtle Island (North America). The space also hosts storytellers and other Knowledge Keepers. Wii ghoss welcomes adults and students to learn about the histories, traditions, stories and languages of Indigenous peoples through its collections and programs.

Academic Library Services Study Space / Computer Usage Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Swampy Cree Tribal Council Member Nations

Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation – Birch River – Treaty 5 Territory

Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation (WSFN) is located Northeast of Birch River, Manitoba along the western shores of Swan Lake, approximately 554 Kilometers Northwest of Winnipeg.

Academic Education & Training Post-Secondary Preparation Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Emergency Services Police / Fire / Ambulance Family Youth Activities Financial Funding Health Local Health Care

Interlake Reserves Tribal Council IRTC Member Nations

Zaaskajiwaning – Dauphin River First Nation – Treaty Territory 2

Dauphin River First Nation is an Ojibway First Nation band government in Manitoba, Canada. Its landbase is the Dauphin River First Nation Reserve 48A, located at the outlet of the Dauphin River into Lake Winnipeg. Severe flooding in Manitoba in 2011 caused serious damage to housing and infrastructure and led to people evacuating from 18 First Nations communities. Dauphin River First Nation was one of the First Nations affected by this flooding.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Financial Funding Health Disability Services Local Health Care

Brandon University

BU Student Accessibility Coordinator

P: 204-727-9759
E: [email protected]


Room 106, A.E. McKenzie Building, 270-18th Street
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 6A9

https://www.brandonu.ca/student-services/student-accessibility-services/

Do you have a disability or chronic medical condition and require academic accommodations or assistive technology? Contact Student Accessibility Services before the start of the school year to discuss the services and supports that you may access during the upcoming school year.

Academic Disability Accommodations Tutoring / Peer Support Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Financial Financial Advisors

Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY)

RAY Inc. – Get Help Now

We support all youth under the age of 30. That includes: Youth of all genders, including non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming folks, Youth of all races and ethnicities, Youth who are First Nations, Metis, and Inuit, from the city or rural communities, Youth from all over Canada, Manitoba, and Winnipeg, Youth exiting justice, CFS, hospital, and other systems, Youth living with addiction and mental health, and Youth of all abilities. So if you’re 29 or younger, RaY is for you.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Housing Housing Resources Urgent Services Basic Needs Personal Safety / Violence Prevention

Friendship Centres

Brandon Friendship Centre (BFC) Inc

Brandon Friendship Centre Programs

We serve as a meeting place for anyone wanting a place to relax and have coffee during the day, Programs include: Adult Upgrading, Aboriginal Healing & Wellness, Gakina Abinoojiiyag – Youth Reconnect, Brandon Aboriginal Youth Activity Centre (BAYAC), Brandon Access/Exchange Service (B.A.E.S), Brandon Friendship Housing Authority, Brandon Bear Clan Patrol, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, Community Liaison Program, Cultural Programs, In a Good Way, Kokum’s Early Enrichment Program (KEEP), Kokum’s Early Enrichment Program 2 (KEEP 2), Little Teaching Lodge Head Start Program, Portage Aboriginal Head Start Program, Project Hope Transitional Housing, Stepping Out on Saturdays, BFC & MB Housing, Healing the Family Within , and BFC Tutor Program.

Academic Education & Training Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Friendship Centres Family Accessing Supports / Services Daycare Youth Activities

Dauphin Friendship Centre

Dauphin Friendship Centre Facebook Page

We are here to provide programs and services to our community and surrounding area based on the need.

Community Friendship Centres

In the early 1960’s the First Nations people of the Swan River Valley began to see a need for a place of their own, where they could feel comfortable meeting to share concerns or just get together recreation-ally. By 1961 the service providers of the community were becoming aware of the need to provide native people with some assistance in taking their rightful place in the rapidly changing society. By 1963, with the support and encouragement of the larger community, the first site of the Swan River Indian & Metis Friendship Centre Association was purchased. The building was located at 711 North Street South. In May 1990, the Friendship Centre purchased an existing building and completely renovated it. On September 10, 1990, a Grand Opening Ceremony took place opening our present building, which is located at 1413 Main Street East. On June 24, 1993, the Swan River Indian and Metis Friendship Centre name was changed to Swan River Friendship Centre Inc.

Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Friendship Centres Family Daycare Youth Activities Housing Family Housing

Lynn Lake Friendship Centre Inc.

Lynn Lake Friendship Centre Facebook Page

Office Hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm closed for lunch. Please feel free to stop by, have some coffee and find out what we have to offer !

Community Friendship Centres Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Programs

Community Care – Natural gathering places for Winnipeg’s urban Indigenous community that are community driven, culturally relevant prevention and support based programs that include drop-in, emergency services, workshops, training and volunteer opportunities. Caring for Our Relatives – Protect children and honour the sacred bond of families with their children by ensuring Indigenous children remain connected to their family and community. Youth Development – Honours youth as the current and future generation of leaders through culture, education, recreation, empowerment, training, employment and leadership development opportunities. Indigenous Knowledge – Returning to our Indigenous values and practices of caring for one another. Specialized programs to lead truth and reconciliation initiatives and our leadership role to support a strong sister organization network.

Academic Study Space / Computer Usage Advocacy Legal Advocacy Community Friendship Centres Family Senior Services Youth Activities Financial Financial Workshops / Skill Development Health Mental Health Workshops Transportation Transit Programs Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

Riverton & District Friendship Centre

Riverton & District Friendship Centre Programs

As part of the community’s call to action, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, under its Community Driven Programs and Services, has created the Winnipeg Friendship Centre Program to deliver the programs and services of the Friendship Centre Movement that are supportive of the seniors and youth in our community. The development of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre’s Winnipeg Friendship Centre Program has been graciously supported by the Winnipeg Indigenous Executive Circle (WIEC), which is a network of 30+ Indigenous-led organizations, and Indigenous Vision for the North End (IVNE), a network of 11 Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations.The work and development of this program is supported by the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres and the National Association of Friendship Centres. The physical space of this Friendship Centre is still in the project stage but it will be located at 45 Robinson Street.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Friendship Centres Family Youth Activities

Peer Support

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Employment, Volunteer & Training Opportunities

Employment – Join our Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre family and share in our vision of safe, healthy, happy and interdependent community and our mission of strengthening children, families and community…investing in our future. Volunteer – In keeping with the philosophy of the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, which is “We All Work Together To Help One Another,” we work alongside volunteers to empower their gifts and strengths in order to gain a sense of belonging and involvement in their own community. Training – Everyone has inherent strengths and it is our role to create opportunities to realize these strengths within our community. Our mission is grounded within this understanding and our belief in the roles we play in the care and nurturing of future generations. Become a Care Provider – Care Providers (otherwise known as Foster Parents) who are part of the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Caring for Our Relatives Program provide culturally appropriate, safe and nurturing homes for individual and sibling groups based on a community care model.

Academic Education & Training Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Parenting

The Head Start Program is a Federal Initiative designed to promote the healthy development of children of Aboriginal ancestry who are living in urban and large rural settings across Canada. The overall goal is to demonstrate through locally controlled “early intervention strategies” developed in partnership with parental involvement, Aboriginal children can grow with a positive sense of themselves, have a desire for lifelong learning and reach balance of spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual harmony. This balance will enable our children to develop fully and successfully as young people.

Community Peer Support Family Daycare Parenting Youth Activities

Indigenous Parents Community IPC

Indigenous Parents Community IPC – Facebook Page

Private Facebook group for IPC. This space was created to be a safe space to share dreams, goals, celebrate wins and encourage each other on when one is feeling down.

Community Peer Support Family Parenting

Life's Journey Inc. - Miikana Pimatiziwin

Life’s Journey Inc. Programs & Services

At Life’s Journey, we strive to build on mentoring relationships to meet each person where they are at. We provide services that are clinically informed, culturally relevant, wellness oriented, and relationship and strengths-based, with environmental adaptations and case management to support each program participant to practice their gifts.

Advocacy Health Advocacy Housing Advocacy Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Health Disability Services Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Mental Health Housing Family Housing Housing Resources Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

North Point Douglas Women's Centre

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Services & Programs

Over time, and with a great deal of hard work and courageous hearts, staff and financial resources have grown alongside the needs of the community, but it is always a struggle to keep up. The Women’s Centre remains committed to supporting community members where they are at, in a process that is community led, compassionate, and culturally safe. The centre houses many services and programs. Our Drop-In Centre is a safe space that welcomes all women identified people. During the pandemic the drop in has been a door service program so check with the centre on it’s current status. The Drop – In / Door Service offers basic needs like Snacks and beverages, Emergency food, baby items, and hygiene products, Access to computers, phone, and washroom, Laundry (by appointment only; $1/wash $1/dry, soap and dryer sheets provided), Seasonally appropriate shoes and clothing when available, Smudging and traditional medicines, Crisis support, Printing, photocopying, and faxing, and Resources, referrals, & advocacy. The other programs include Red Road to Healing, free counselling, a parenting program for all caregivers, the Women’s Warrior Circle , Men’s Night, Ceremonies, and the Community Oven.

Community Community Activism Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Health Mental Health Urgent Services Basic Needs

Southern Chiefs Organization SCO

SCO Status Card Program

Southern Chiefs’ Organization is now making it easier to obtain your Status Card! If your card has expired, is lost, or it’s your first Secure Certificate of Indian Satus (SCIS), we can help. Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is authorized as a Trusted Source to act on behalf of our clients and our trained staff members can assist through the status card renewal, replacement, or 1st time process.

Advocacy Legal Advocacy Community Connection to Home Community Peer Support Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Staff

P: 204-474-8850 / 1-800-432-1960, ext. 8850 (Toll-free in Manitoba)
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/our-team

The Indigenous Student Recruitment team, The Indigenous Student Centre team, Indigenous Student Centre advisors The Indigenous Leadership Programming team & Indigenous Engagement and Communications team.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Urban Transition

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP)

Formerly called Rec and Read Mentorship Program for All Nations, IYMP is an after school program that provides healthy snacks, sports and games plus education. The program creates safe, relevant and meaningful sport spaces for Indigenous youth and young people living in diverse communities. The program encompasses nutrition, physical activity, education, building meaningful intercultural relationships and play. IYMP also runs summer programming and has resources and opportunities for youth and young adult employment.

Academic Academic Workshops Mentorship Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Community Peer Support Family Youth Activities

University of Manitoba

UM Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing

P: 204-272-3167
E: [email protected]


P122 Pathology Building , 770 Bannatyne Ave
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3W 0W3

https://umanitoba.ca/ongomiizwin/

Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing officially launched in June of 2017. Ongomiizwin (clearing a path for generations to come) has a permanent place in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, affirming the University of Manitoba’s commitment to building respectful relationships and creating pathways to Indigenous health, healing and achievement.

Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Health Local Health Care

University of Manitoba

UM Sharing Circles with ISC Elders-in-Residence – For Students (In-Person)


E: [email protected]


Indigenous Student Centre - 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
[email protected]

https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/indigenous/event/sharing-circles-with-isc-elders-in-residence---for-students-7/

All students are welcome to join (in person) the Sharing Circle with ISC Elder Norman Meade at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Sharing circles are safe spaces for students to share their experiences and receive teachings and support from an ISC Elder-in-Residence.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

University of Manitoba

UM ZONGIIGABOWIN Men’s Sharing Circle

P: (204) 318-2928 / (204) 474-8618
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Circle Room - Migizii Agamik Bald Eagle Lodge -114 Sidney Smith St.
Fort Garry Campus
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/indigenous/event/zongiigabowin-mens-sharing-circle-1/

A weekly gathering of Indigenous males coming together to explore their strengths and place in the university and society. The goal of the circle is to empower participants to achieve their academic and other personal goals. The meeting is a confidential and respectful space. Traditional knowledge and Western teachings will be called upon as guidelines. The group is open to those who: Are Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), Identify as male, including those who are two-spirited, Connected to UM, e.g. as current students, alumni, prospective students and intimate partners, children (16-year or older), or family members of current students. For questions, please email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

University of Winnipeg

UW Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC)

P: 204-786-9865
E: [email protected]


515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/assc/

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) has been created to maintain a safe, educational and culturally sensitive environment for all Indigenous students (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) as they pursue their academic studies at The University of Winnipeg. The ASSC strives to provide continuous student support and resources that will foster resilience in students to succeed from the application process to Convocation. With 11% of the University student population declaring Indigenous ancestry, The University of Winnipeg is committed to offering a variety of Indigenous focus programs, research, scholarship opportunities and accessibility to a post-secondary institution. The ASSC offers a variety of support services listed on their website.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

University of Winnipeg

UW Indigenous UWinnipeg

The Office of Indigenous Engagement at the University of Winnipeg provides a number of different events, programs, and supports for faculty, staff, students, and community members. We are a senior administrative unit that provides programming through the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, offers direct support to faculty through the Academic Lead, and works with a variety of stakeholders and Senior Administration to ensure Indigenous presence across the campus through the Associate Vice President of Indigenous Engagement.

Academic Academic Advisors Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

1JustCity’s West End Drop-in offers health and wellness programs to meet basic needs and help individuals and families thrive in Winnipeg’s West End community. Programs include a daily Drop-in, Indigenous Cultural Programming, Community Capacity Building Programming, food supports, and more.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM) Peer Support

ADAM’s individualized peer support program is a structured program based upon the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Anyone 18 years and over who is interested in individualized peer support is asked to complete an intake form and meet with the Program Coordinator by telephone, Zoom, or when circumstances allow, in person –  for a confidential intake meeting.

Community Peer Support Health Mental Health

Eden Health Care Services

Eden Health Care – Family & Friends Support Group

A Family and Friends Support Group is available weekly at the Evergreen Classroom located next to Eden Mental Health Centre.

Community Peer Support Health Mental Health

Family Resource Centre (Portage La Prairie)

Family Resource Centre Services

P: Call or Text: (204) 595-5005
E: [email protected]

https://frcportage.ca/

The Family Resource Centre offers the following services and assistance with Transportation (to and from the programs), Phone, computer, Wifi, printing and faxing access, help with ID cards, children’s clothing, baby items and feminine hygiene products, free contraceptives and resource materials, a lending library of books, equipment and games for families, volunteer options, mental health and wellness coaching, community referrals and events.

Academic Study Space / Computer Usage Community Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Clothing Resources Parenting Youth Activities Urgent Services Basic Needs

Fearless R2W

Fearless R2W Advocacy

We work cooperatively with parents, community resources, and the child welfare system to keep families together.

Advocacy Community Activism Community Community Activism Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services

Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba (ldam)

Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba (ldam) Programs

P: (204) 774-1821
E: Online Contact Form.


617 Erin Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3G 2W1

https://www.ldamanitoba.org/programs

Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba empowers individuals impacted by learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders by providing programming, support, and advocacy. We strive to ensure that everyone has the right to learn and the power to achieve.

Academic Disability Accommodations Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Youth Activities Health Disability Services

Marymound

Marymound North

P: 1-204-338-7971
E: [email protected]


Futures: 117A Commercial Place
Thompson, Manitoba Canada
R8N 1T1

https://marymound.com/marymound-north-in-thompson/

Marymound North provides federally funded, community-based programs, services and supports to benefit maternal health and families with young children and at-risk youth. Marymound North is a community space, open for families to drop in and get support connecting to resources, or join in a range of programming. Services are also offered in family homes and in the community, as well as virtually supporting families.

Community Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Parenting Health Mental Health

Missing Kids

Missing Kids Resources

P: 1-866-KID-TIPS (543-8477)
E: Online Contact Form

https://www.missingkids.ca/en/resources/

MissingKids.ca is owned and operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. As Canada’s missing children resource centre, MissingKids.ca offers families support in the search for their missing child and provides educational resources to help prevent children from going missing.

Community Community Activism Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Urgent Services Resources / Hot Lines

University of Winnipeg

UW Peer Educators

Health & Wellness Peer Educators actively participate in the promotion of health and wellness education on campus through planning, preparing delivering and being actively involved in outreach opportunities. They strive to encourage The University of Winnipeg community to engage in positive, strengths based behaviours when being faced with adversity, difficulties and individual challenges. They are also dedicated to the continuous development of a diverse and inclusive campus community that is committed to the values associated with Positive Space.

Community Peer Support

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

YMCA-YWCA Mental Health Services

P: 204-989-5890 or 204-989-4194
E: Online Contact Form

http://www.ywinnipeg.ca/programs/health-management/mental-health-services/

The Mental Health: Learning and Leisure Centre is a community initiative of the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg that provides skills teaching and leisure programming for adults who live with mental illness, are now in recovery and require supports to participate fully in the community and work toward personal mental health goals.

Academic Education & Training Community Peer Support Health Mental Health

Two Spirit & LGBTQ+

P: 613-722-3033 / Toll -Free : 1-800-461-4043
E: [email protected]

https://www.nwac.ca/

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a national Indigenous organization representing political voices of Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender, and Gender-Diverse+ (WG2STGD+) People in Canada. NWAC is inclusive of First Nations—on- and off-reserve, status, non-status, and disenfranchised—Inuit, and Métis. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on a collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster social, economic, cultural, and political well-being of IndigenousWG2STGD+ People in their respective communities and Canadian societies.

Advocacy Community Activism Human Rights Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Mentorship / Networking Community Two Spirit & LGBTQ+ Financial Bursaries / Grants / Scholarships

Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc.

Two Spirit People of Manitoba – We Belong

two spirit people manitoba

P: (204) 330-8671
E: Online Contact Form

https://twospiritmanitoba.ca/we-belong

Rainbow Resource Centre

Rainbow Resource Centre Programming

P: (204) 474-0212 / 1 (855) 437-8523
E: [email protected]


545 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0W3

https://rainbowresourcecentre.org/programs

Rainbow Resource Centre offers support to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±. It also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals. (204-474-0212). Rainbow Resource Centre offers the following programs: Camp Aurora – Manitoba’s only summer camp experience for 2SLGBTQ+ youth! Counselling – The Rainbow Resource Centre provides free short-term counselling (up to 8 sessions) and single-sessions to 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, Education programs, a Library in a safe affirming space, Over The Rainbow program – designed to connect, inspire, and empower 2SLGBTQ+ folks aged 55±, and a Youth Program for ages 10-21.

Academic Education & Training Community Two Spirit & LGBTQ+ Health Mental Health

P: 204-982-7800

https://serc.mb.ca/

Sexuality Education Resource Centre is a community-based, non-profit, pro-choice organization. We are dedicated to promoting sexual health through education.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism Two Spirit & LGBTQ+ Health Workshops

Urban Transition

Assiniboine Community College

ACC Indigenous Affairs

P: 204-725-8700 or Toll Free 1-800-862-6307
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Victoria Avenue East Campus
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 2A9

https://assiniboine.net/student-life/indigenous-supports/indigenous-affairs

Our Indigenous Affairs team offers a wide range of support and services to assist students along their post-secondary journey. We liaise with academic advisors, connect students with important community resources and provide guidance to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students from a holistic perspective to support their academic goals. We act as a resource for all students and faculty in their efforts to acquire a true understanding of Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing.

Academic Academic Advisors Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services

Manitoba Inuit Association

Cultural and Community Connections

We want to help build our vibrant Manitoba Inuit community by connecting Inuit through activities and initiatives that sustain and build our culture, values and language. These activities are extremely important to Inuit success in Manitoba as we work to support each other in the complex transitions we are facing — together.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Member Nations

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council

DOTC is responsible and obligated to provide services and programs to its member First Nations and members. While functioning primarily within the mandated area, the Tribal Council does work in partnership with other relevant entities within and outside the DOTC region as determined by DOTC Administration or directed by the DOTC Council of Chiefs.

Academic Education & Training Post-Secondary Preparation Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services Health Disability Services Local Health Care Mental Health Workshops Housing Housing Resources

Southeast Resource Development Council Member First Nations

Mememwi-ziibiing – Berens River First Nation – Treaty 5 Territory

Berens River First Nation has two reserves: Berens River 13 and Pigeon River 13A, located in the boreal forest east of Lake Winnipeg. Berens River offers many community supports and services and has a very active Facebook page. Our membership is 3,106 strong. Our primary language is Saulteaux. We administer our own Health Care, On-Reserve Social Services & Student Services. https://www.facebook.com/Berensriver

Academic Academic Advisors Education & Training Post-Secondary Preparation Study Space / Computer Usage Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition Emergency Services Police / Fire / Ambulance Family Accessing Supports / Services Daycare Parenting Financial Funding Health Local Health Care

Red River College Polytechnic

RRC Polytech Indigenous Liaison Advisor -Weeshengaawin

P: 204-632-2333 / 204-632-2177
E: Online Contact Form


NOTRE DAME CAMPUS - Building F – Room 209 -2055 Notre Dame Ave. / EXCHANGE DISTRICT CAMPUS - Princess Building – Room P407 - 160 Princess Street
Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3H 0J9 / R3B 1K9

https://www.rrc.ca/indigenous/aspiring-student/

The Indigenous Liaison Advisor is a point of first contact for students of First Nation, Métis and Inuit ancestry. We can help you with your questions and find your way around so you can start your education with confidence. Indigenous Liaison Advisors also build relationships by working cooperatively with Indigenous communities and band councils, consulting with faculty, liaising with Indigenous organizations, and connecting with employers. These relationships are developed to assist students in their career connections, funding sponsorship, urban adjustment, and familiarity with Red River College Polytechnic.

Academic Academic Advisors Community Urban Transition

Southern Chiefs Organization SCO

SCO Member First Nations & Chiefs

Southern Chiefs’ Organization represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota First Nation communities and more than 81,500 citizens in what is now called southern Manitoba. SCO is an independent political organization that, by following the direction of the 34 Chiefs, 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.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Health Advocacy Human Rights Legal Advocacy Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services Parenting Youth Activities Health Disability Services Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Insurance / Health Coverage Mental Health

Southern Chiefs Organization SCO

SCO Status Card Program

Southern Chiefs’ Organization is now making it easier to obtain your Status Card! If your card has expired, is lost, or it’s your first Secure Certificate of Indian Satus (SCIS), we can help. Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is authorized as a Trusted Source to act on behalf of our clients and our trained staff members can assist through the status card renewal, replacement, or 1st time process.

Advocacy Legal Advocacy Community Connection to Home Community Peer Support Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak MKO

Thompson Urban Aboriginal Strategy (TUAS)

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

https://mkonation.com/advocacy-areas/thompson-urban-aboriginal-strategy/

Established in 2005 TUAS, operates as a community-based strategic planning committee that provides an environment for collaboration, dialogue, and alignment for strategic efforts and investments focused on improving social and economic opportunities of Aboriginal people living in Thompson.

Advocacy Community Activism Housing Advocacy Human Rights Community Connection to Home Community Urban Transition Financial Funding

University of Manitoba

UM Indigenous Staff

P: 204-474-8850 / 1-800-432-1960, ext. 8850 (Toll-free in Manitoba)
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/our-team

The Indigenous Student Recruitment team, The Indigenous Student Centre team, Indigenous Student Centre advisors The Indigenous Leadership Programming team & Indigenous Engagement and Communications team.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Urban Transition

Winnipeg Transit

Winnipeg Transit Travel Training

Winnipeg Transit’s Travel Training program provides information and practical training sessions on Transit services (e.g. Conventional Transit, including On Request service, and Transit Plus). Sessions are designed to meet the specific needs such as: Updates on transit services, Trip planning, New technology for customer information, Travel tips and strategies, Accessibility features on conventional transit, and Traveling on Transit with mobility aids or devices. Travel training may be beneficial for many residents who are: Persons who are unfamiliar with Winnipeg Transit services, Persons who are new to Winnipeg, Persons who are wanting to learn information about traveling with their mobility aid or would benefit from the opportunity to practice this skill, and Persons who may benefit from individualized one on one training about a particular Transit service or tool. If you are interested in placing a training request or looking for further information about Travel Training opportunities, please contact 311.

Community Urban Transition Transportation Transit Programs
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