• The University of Winnipeg

    The University of Winnipeg, located on Treaty One land, in the heart of the Metis homeland, is the host institution for the Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Īthiniwak Partnership Project. The University of Winnipeg offers a compact, diverse, multicultural academic community committed to access and excellence. The University of Winnipeg is a provincially and privately funded post-secondary institution with undergraduate and select graduate programs, as well as Collegiate and continuing education divisions.

  • Asiniskow Ithiniwak Mamawiwin

    The Asiniskow Ithiniwak Mamawiwin is a grassroots research group that includes six Rocky Cree communities: Brochet, Pukatawagan, Granville Lake, South Indian Lake, Nelson House and the newly formed Marcel Colomb Band (Black Sturgeon). This group is focused on documenting oral history, mist-of-time stories, and language as a resource for history verification. The Rocky Cree live along the Missinipi (Churchill) River and the scope of documentation is based on the Northern Manitoba Rocky Cree. The Asiniskow Itniniwak Mamawiwin is composed of an ad hoc committee that decided to document oral history and mist-of-time stories, which is very crucial because of the limited number of fluent language and knowledge keepers.

  • Nisichawayasak Cree Nation Family and Community Wellness Centre

    The NCN Family and Community Wellness Centre was among the first facility of its kind to be established in Canada. It recognizes the strength of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and how much we can accomplish by working together. The Centre is a model of integrated service delivery and develops meaningful, effective programs that reflect our community values and beliefs. We provide a wide range of health and child and family services designed to support physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness from conception and birth through to adulthood and Elder care. Many services collaborate in a holistic approach to achieve improved wellbeing and health for individuals, families and our entire First Nation community.

  • O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation

    The O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation is a First Nations band government with over 1,500 Cree registered members centred in the community of South Indian Lake in Manitoba. South Indian Lake is located on the southeast shores of Southern Indian Lake, about 130 km north of the city of Thompson.

  • Lakehead University

    Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centred, we acknowledge all of our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to our institution. Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities. We also promise excellence in research; Lakehead is the proud host to nine Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities such as our world-renowned Paleo-DNA Laboratory and our Biorefining Research Institute.

  • Manitoba Education and Training - Indigenous Inclusion Directorate

    The Indigenous Inclusion Directorate provides leadership and co-ordination for departmental initiatives in Aboriginal education and training. The Indigenous Inclusion Directorate operates from within Manitoba Education and Training, and its primary role is in research, policy development and strategic initiatives. This is accomplished in the spirit of cooperation and consultation with many groups and individuals, such as school administrators, educators, students, parents, Aboriginal and community organizations and other government departments. The Indigenous Inclusion Directorate works in partnership with First Nations communities and organization in Manitoba. The Directorate’s work is supported by the guidance of two advisory councils from the Aboriginal community.

  • Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre

    Established in 1998 by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. (MFNERC) provides the province’s leading education, administration, technology, language and culture services to First Nations schools in Manitoba. The AMC established MFNERC through resolution to provide coordinated second and third level education services to Manitoba’s First Nations schools. To date we provide services and support to 58 First Nations schools from 49 Manitoba First Nations.

    Over the years, MFNERC has evolved from its humble beginnings, providing service on demand with a handful of employees, into a multifaceted organization that meets the needs of Manitoba’s First Nations schools with a variety of services and support.

    Respecting the diversity of Manitoba’s First Nations is an essential facet of the Centre’s ability to support the schools in our communities. Best practices informed by academic research and extensive experience working with First Nations, are promoted through the various departments, using a service delivery team approach.

    Professional development training is provided for school board members, administrators, teachers and teaching assistants. MFNERC works in partnership with Manitoba First Nations to ensure the highest standards of education are achieved in First Nations schools. MFNERC promotes and encourages First Nations involvement in all aspects of the development and implementation of educational change.

  • Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations

    Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations is focused on supporting healthy, safe and sustainable Indigenous communities. Our goals include closing the gap in quality of life between Indigenous people and other Manitobans, particularly in the areas of education, health, housing, economic opportunities and employment. We are also working to enhance food security for Indigenous people, and we are committed to fulfilling constitutional obligations and provincial responsibilities to achieve greater social justice and reconciliation.

    We are doing these things by carrying on respectful and productive consultation, and actively listening to the concerns of Indigenous people across our province. Our information gathering will allow us to address those concerns with responsible initiatives and well-considered programs.

    Consulting and collaborating with other Manitoba government departments is an important part of accomplishing our goals. In addition, we are working with all other levels of government, industry leaders and stakeholders in our communities to enlist their help in improving the outlook for Indigenous people in our province.

  • Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage – Historic Resources Branch

    Historic Resources Branch of Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage administers The Heritage Resources Act (1986) on behalf of the Manitoba government to ensure that physical reminders of Manitoba’s past, such as sites, buildings and artifacts, and rare or unique special places remain a vibrant part of community identity and quality of life.

  • Portage & Main Press

    Portage & Main Press publishes a wide range of innovative and practical K–12 educational materials. We build dynamic learning communities by bringing together authors, educators, and students. Founded in 1967 as Peguis Publishers, the company quickly established a reputation for publishing quality educational resources in addition to Indigenous literature and regional history. Portage & Main Press remains an independently owned Canadian company.