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May 20, 2024


In its pain and its hope, Winnipeg is Canada’s most vital laboratory for reconciliation 

The Globe and Mail: SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL- Winnipeg Over one week in mid-May, Winnipeg hosted an international gathering on Indigenous literature, a city-wide trade show for Indigenous youth, a national summit on Indigenous identity, a provincial conference to discuss Indigenous education, and Manito Ahbee – one of the largest indoor powwows in...

April 11, 2024


Manitoba premier wants daily legislative prayer to be more inclusive

Wab Kinew tells faith leaders he questions whether prayer ‘is representative and inclusive of all of us’ CBC News: Manitoba’s premier wants to change the prayer that’s recited in the legislature to make it more inclusive of people who practise faiths other than Christianity, and those who hold no faith at all. Wab Kinew told a breakfast gathering of...

April 5, 2024


Portage Place to be Redeveloped to bring More Health Care, Housing Downtown

NationTalk: The Manitoba government is announcing its intention to move forward with True North Real Estate Development (TNRED) in the creation of the Health-Care Centre of Excellence as part of the redevelopment of Portage Place. The province and TNRED have signed a letter of intent regarding a 35-year lease agreement for the Health-Care Centre of...

April 3, 2024


Manitoba budget focuses on healthcare, poverty reduction and supporting rural communities

APTN News: Manitoba’s promise to improve the province’s health care system by hiring more workers, rebuilding emergency rooms, and adding to intensive care beds is, for the most part, being received well by First Nations leaders. “This year we are hiring 1,000 health care workers, 100 doctors, 210 nurses, 90 paramedics and 600 healthcare aides,”...

March 22, 2024


‘We have to try’: Ottawa, Manitoba commit $40M to search landfill for slain women

The money is to go toward a search of the privately owned Prairie Green landfill north of Winnipeg, where the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran are believed to be. By Brittany Hobson and Steve Lambert The Canadian Press Toronto Star – The Canadian Press – WINNIPEG – Families of two slain First Nations women received...

February 23, 2024


Premier Kinew and Minister Vandal announce support for the Arctic Gateway Group in northern Manitoba

NationTalk: Today in Churchill, Premier Wab Kinew and Dan Vandal, minister for PrairiesCan announced a joint investment of up to $60 million to the Arctic Gateway Group (AGG). This combined funding from the governments of Canada and Manitoba will finish work on the Hudson Bay Railway, start to redevelop the Port of Churchill, and further...

February 15, 2024


Manitoba premier says he’s confident landfill search for remains will start this year

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Manitoba Wab Kinew shake hands at a news conference in Winnipeg on Thursday. Photo: Tamara Pimentel/APTN.  CBC Indigenous: Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew said Thursday he is confident a landfill search for the remains of two slain First Nations women will begin this year, while the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs said...

January 16, 2024


Wab Kinew and the rocky political road to becoming the first Anishinaabe premier of a province in Canada

APTN News: Right out of the gate, Wab Kinew was seen as a rising star and a potential future leader of the Manitoba NDP. But before even being elected, there were tough questions about his past. In 2016, Kinew, a former rapper and broadcaster, was running for the NDP in Winnipeg’s Fort Rouge riding. He...

November 20, 2023


Second meeting between leaders of national Indigenous organizations and federal, provincial and territorial ministers of Indigenous Affairs concludes in Ottawa

First Peoples Law Report: OTTAWA, UNCEDED ALGONQUIN TERRITORY, ON – On November 15th and 16th, 2023, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Arlene Dunn, Minister of Indigenous Affairs for New Brunswick, together, in Ottawa, convened the second meeting between leaders of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Métis...

November 18, 2023


Indigenous leaders hopeful as Manitoba Premier Kinew takes on reconciliation portfolio

‘It’s very uplifting to be able to hear a premier actually appoint himself to this position’: AMC grand chief CBC Indigenous: The Canadian Press – When Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew took the unconventional move of appointing himself the minister responsible for Indigenous reconciliation, he did so with the intent of strengthening the relationship between the...

October 31, 2023


NDP government allows Manitoba Hydro to deal directly with Indigenous nations again

Premier Wab Kinew’s cabinet rescinds PC restriction on Crown corporation’s negotiations CBC Indigenous: Manitoba’s NDP government is once again allowing Manitoba Hydro to deal directly with Indigenous nations. Premier Wab Kinew said Tuesday his cabinet has rescinded a Progressive Conservative order that prevented the Crown corporation from engaging in talks with First Nations, Métis and...

October 27, 2023


Manitoba premier resets relationship with families at Winnipeg ceremony

Families want local landfill search and premier says he’s working on it.   Families who met with Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew say they appreciated the meeting and words spoken from the newly elected leader. “It was a beautiful way to re-set that relationship that is needed here in the Manitoba Legislature,” said Long Plain First...

October 26, 2023


Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew Releases First Set of Ministerial Mandate Letters

NationTalk: Today, Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew released four mandate letters that were provided to newly sworn-in members of the executive council, outlining the immediate priorities and key commitments of their ministries. “Manitobans have entrusted us to begin the work of fixing health care,” said Kinew. “A challenge this significant must be shared across several departments....

October 25, 2023


First Nations advocates for landfill search look forward to meeting with Manitoba’s new premier

Kinew will meet with families, leaders later this week: Long Plain chief CBC Indigenous: Posted Oct. 24, 2023; Updated Oct. 25 2023) – Manitoba’s new premier is set to meet with the families of two First Nations women whose remains are believed to be in the Prairie Green landfill, north of Winnipeg.  Long Plain First...

October 18, 2023


Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew and New Government Sworn In

NationTalk: New Cabinet Commits to Building a Shared Future for All Manitobans TREATY 1 AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, HOMELAND OF THE RED RIVER MÉTIS, WINNIPEG—In a colourful and tradition-filled ceremony honouring the seven Indigenous nations in Manitoba, Premier Wab Kinew was sworn in today as premier of Manitoba, alongside the 14 other members of his cabinet....

October 5, 2023


What Wab Kinew’s victory in Manitoba means for the rest of Canada: ‘One party united the vote and the other party divided’

The tasks facing Manitoba’s next premier will test a politician who ran a campaign deliberately targeting all voters as he navigates fraught and looming issues in his province. Toronto Star: Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew delivers his victory speech and wishes his mother, Kathi Avery Kinew, a happy birthday, after winning the Manitoba Provincial election...

October 3, 2023


Solid NDP win cements Kinew as 1st First Nations premier in Manitoba history

New Democrats emerge with enough seats to form majority government CBC News: The NDP sailed to victory Tuesday night with a solid win that cements leader Wab Kinew as Manitoba’s first First Nations premier and also nets the party enough seats to form a majority government. “This is a great victory for all of us...

September 24, 2023


A First Nations premier will signify ‘progress’

Kinew set for historic achievement if NDP wins Oct. 3 election Toronto Star: A First Nations premier would head a province for the first time in Canadian history if the New Democrats win the Oct. 3 Manitoba election, and the significance is not lost on party leader Wab Kinew. “My dad was not allowed to...

September 13, 2023


AMC and Elections Manitoba Introduce Groundbreaking Declaration of First Nation Guarantor for Proof of Identity Voters Form

NationTalk: Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) proudly announces its collaboration with Elections Manitoba to champion the democratic spirit and encourage full participation in the 43rd Manitoba General Election set for October 3, 2023. To address the hurdles confronting certain First Nation voters who lack the required identification, the AMC...

August 15, 2023


Rural Manitoba councillor apologizes for racist comments

The comments, shared widely on social media, were condemned by Springfield Mayor Patrick Therrien and others. Andy Kulscynski is in the back row on the far right in this undated council photo. Photo: RM of Springfield  APTN News: A politician from a bedroom community outside Winnipeg has apologized for racist comments recorded at a recent...

June 23, 2023


Manitoba Government, Seven First Nations Sign Historic Forestry Revenue Sharing Agreements

NationTalk: The Manitoba government and seven First Nations have signed agreements to share wealth generated by Manitoba’s forests and improve the economic and social well-being of Indigenous communities, Premier Heather Stefanson, Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt and Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today in partnership with leadership from...

May 26, 2023


Manitoba Government Announces New Civilian Director of Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba

NationTalk: The Manitoba government is announcing the appointment of Roxanne Gagné to the role of civilian director of the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) effective July 1, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “A civilian-led investigation unit is a cornerstone of the Police Services Act and the IIU plays an important part in reinforcing the confidence...

May 17, 2023


Northern Development Ministers’ Forum Focuses on Economic Reconciliation through Action

NationTalk: CHURCHILL, MAN.—Ministers representing Canada’s northern jurisdictions gathered this week in Churchill, Man. for the 2023 Northern Development Ministers’ Forum (NDMF). Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt hosted this year’s forum, which focused on learning from successful examples of economic reconciliation through action across the country. “Manitoba was honoured to welcome our...

April 11, 2023


Taking the lead on new nation-building projects

NationTalk: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have signed an agreement to collaborate on joint economic corridor projects to boost trade and economic growth. The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will foster the development of new economic corridors across the three provinces. This groundbreaking partnership aims to bolster...

December 21, 2022


Manitoba Government Launches EngageMB Survey to Inform New Water Action Plan

NationTalk: Manitobans Invited To Help Shape Water Strategy Action Plan: Wharton The Manitoba government is announcing the launch of online public engagement to seek input for the first water strategy action plan under the new water management strategy, Environment, Climate and Parks Minister Jeff Wharton announced today. “We’re inviting all Manitobans to provide feedback and...

April 25, 2022


Hudson’s Bay Company transfers former flagship store to Southern Chiefs’ Organization

A Winnipeg landmark Rich in Symbolism Comes Under Indigenous Control New York Times: The bay announced that it was giving the property and the building to Southern Chiefs Organization, which represents 34 Manitoba First Nations. Having secured about 100 million Canadian dollars in funding, the majority from the federal government, the Southern Chiefs have ambitious...

October 8, 2021


The Path to Reconciliation Act Amendments

The Manitoba government has introduced amendments to Bill 75, “the Path to Reconciliation Amendment Act” that would establish the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice as a key component of its approach to advancing truth and reconciliation in Manitoba. Under this legislation, Manitoba’s efforts are to be guided...

December 1, 2020


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2020

The section on Legacies outlines the Manitoba government’s efforts to address the disparities existing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Manitoba’s social, political and economic systems and institutions. We have collaborated with many different service providers and organizations to address gaps in the areas of child welfare, education, language and culture, and health and justice....

November 19, 2019


Speech from the Throne

Limited reference to Indigenous issues and/or priorities other than three specific references to restorative justice programs for youth offenders, formalize new resource development agreements and develop new opportunities for northern tourism and move forward with the principles of shared management with First Nations and Métis people in order to ensure sustainable wildlife and fish populations....

September, 2019


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2019

The first sections highlight new efforts the Manitoba government undertook between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, while the later sections identify the previously reported and ongoing activities. Each year, the Manitoba government implements and supports a number of initiatives that further reconciliation outside of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to...

August 20, 2018


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2018

The Manitoba Government reports on its actions following the two broad categories of “Legacies” and “Reconciliation” used by the TRC. The section on Legacies outlines the Manitoba governments efforts to address the disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Manitoba’s social, political and economic systems and institutions. We have collaborated with many different service providers...

August 17, 2017


Indigenous and Municipal Affairs Re-org

Winnipeg Sun – The previous post for Indigenous and Municipal Relations will now split into two departments, led by a Municipal Relations Minister and an Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister....

June 1, 2017


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2017

This report is composed of three sections; Addressing Legacies, Reconciling for the Future and Looking Forward. Engagement with Indigenous nations and Indigenous peoples is integrated into our efforts towards a reconciled province and especially highlighted in the section, Reconciling for our Future – Reconciling Relationships. Addressing Legacies Caring for Children and Families Improving Health Outcomes...

June 1, 2016


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2016

Objectives: Manitoba Families; the new government has introduced “The Protecting Children Act‘ to make it easier for government departments, child and family service authorities, community service providers and law enforcement agencies to share information and collaborate when dealing with victimized and at-risk children. the government will foster innovative community and private sector partnerships that promote...

March 15, 2016


Path to Reconciliation Act

“The Path to Reconciliation” passed unanimously is committed to reconciliation and will be “guided by the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the principles set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” Government commits to annual updates 3 months after the fiscal year end. This Bill...

June 3, 2015


Response to TRC Summary Report

CBC – Already acting upon three TRC Calls to Action: Recognize aboriginal healing practices and use them to treat aboriginal patients Recruit aboriginal healthcare providers in aboriginal communities and across the healthcare field Consult with residential school survivors and aboriginal people to make curriculum about residential schools and other aboriginal history...

June 12, 2008


Offical Apology

Formal apology to the Indigenous community for the legacy of the Residential School system....

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