Category: Indigenous Awareness

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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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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EAL Curriculum – Askii Akawa Asotamaatowin: Land and Treaties

MANSO and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg are pleased to share the Askii Akawa Asotamaatowin*: Land and Treaties EAL (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 in Cree,…

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EAL Curriculum – Gawiin Bimikawesiwin: Assimilative Policies

MANSO and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg are pleased to share the Gawiin Bimikawesiwin: Assimilative Policies EAL (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. Gawiin bimikawesiwin means ‘she/he leaves no footprints’…

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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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Indigenous Film Resources

A website created by Julie Ship incudes links to resources to support educators with integrating Indigenous voices into their teaching. This website compiles film and other resources to support the positive integration of Indigenous Peoples’ worldviews & perspectives into classrooms (LINC, K-12, public & private language training, post-secondary & graduate levels).

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Indigenous Orientation Toolkit for Newcomers to Canada

The Indigenous Orientation Toolkit (IOTK), initiated by Immigration Partnership Winnipeg, is designed to be a tool to enhance bridges between the Indigenous and newcomer communities and to educate them about Indigenous history, culture and contemporary realities. The IOTK also aims to combat oppressive beliefs and stereotypes about Indigenous peoples by seeking to build awareness, debunk…

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