Category: Indigenous Awareness

Askii Akawa Asotamaatowin: Land and Treaties EAL Curriculum

MANSO and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg are pleased to announce the launch of the Askii Akawa Asotamaatowin*: Land and Treaties English as an Additional Language Curriculum for adults.  The curriculum is for use in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) programs as well as more informal contexts like conversation classes and one-on-one tutoring. * ‘Askii’ means land…

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Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of forced assimilation and abuse left by the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard stories from thousands of residential school survivors. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report,…

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IPW – Report “Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-Building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples”

“Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-Building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples” report, by the Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW), has been launched. The main recommendation is to provide an orientation tool kit that contains information about Indigenous history and culture, and treaties, while facilitating discussions about stereotypes, telling positive stories about Indigenous communities and listing…

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ISSofBC – Welcome to our Homelands (Multilingual videos & Study guides)

“Welcome to our Homelands” is an Indigenous welcome to newcomers video and study guide produced by Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) in partnership with Indigenous organizations in Vancouver and elsewhere. Thanks to indigenous filmmaker Kamala Todd, study guide author Kory Wilson, and Indigenous Advisory Committee members for their work on this project. In 2020,…

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The Survivors’ Flag

During summer 2021, discoveries of massive unmarked graves found on the grounds of former residential schools sparked heartfelt responses of mourning throughout Canada and from across the globe. As members of the public inquired about how they could show respect, many Survivors discussed remembrance and the creation of a Survivors’s flag as a salient and…

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Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba – Treaty Education Initiative (TEI)

The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM) has updated new resource of the Treaty Education Initiative (TEI) on its website. TEI is s a public education initiative that promotes teaching about treaties from kindergarten to grade 12. Included is the Teacher’s Manual, as well as resources from the Treaties Education Kit. Together, these resources complement…

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Bridging Social Distance during COVID-19: Indigenous & Newcomer Youth Relationship Building Project

  A Métis master in social work student at the University of Manitoba thesis project has emerged from supporting both newcomer and Indigenous youth in various capacities, and experiencing alongside these youth the lack of good/community-driven information that each broad community has about the other, and how this can lead to misunderstandings, misperceptions and tension….

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Chamber of Commerce Truth and Reconciliation Roadmap

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce has created the Truth & Reconciliation Roadmap (TRR)  resource that will reinforce the Chamber and the business community’s commitment to The Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action (CTA) in 2015.  . The TRR serves as a pathfinder to provide businesses with the focus and resources to achieve…

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First Nations Colouring Book

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – In partnership with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), the Canadian Red Cross produced the First Nations Health and Wellness Colouring Book as part of a continuing conversation with First Nations to support health and wellness. The colouring book is a collection of art produced by Manitoba First Nations artists invited to create pieces from a First Nation’s perspective.  

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First Nations History Simulation for Newcomers

The First Nations History Simulation for Newcomers helps participants visualize and empathize with the colonization of indigenous peoples of Canada. This resource was developed for use in language classrooms (suitable for CLB 3+) Contact Naomi Gichungu gichungunaomi@gmail.com for any questions or facilitation inquiries

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