Shanae Blaquiere, Administrator of the Truth and Reconciliation Camp run by Frontier College and Community Education Development Association
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The Truth and Reconciliation Camp is an important opportunity for youth to begin learning about the history of colonialism and residential schools while increasing traditional knowledge and cultural literacy.

Whether it be a field trip to pick sage, a visit to a sweat lodge, a sharing circle with an Elder, a group read of a graphic novel, a workshop to create medicine pouches, or a fiddler playing to us through the Métis fiddle style, our campers have learned to look back at our history, understand our present, and empower one another for a future of reconciliation.

– Shanae Blaquiere, Truth and Reconciliation Camp Administrator

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Citizen Priorities

RECONCILIATION

  1. Support initiatives that foster interaction and intercultural understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups
  2. Increase understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ contemporary and historical contributions, residential school experience and treaties based on Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action
  3. Create educational opportunities for early, mid and later life learners on truth and reconciliation

IS WINNIPEG DOING ENOUGH?

Those more likely to say Winnipeg is doing enough to address the Calls to Action include:

AGES 35+

MEN

LIVED IN
WINNIPEG
10+ YEARS

SOURCE: WINNIPEG’S VITAL SIGNS 2017 ONLINE SURVEY

RELATIONS

MANITOBANS:
0
%
CANADIANS:
0
%
describe the current relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada as somewhat or very negative

SOURCE: ENVIRONICS INSTITUTE FOR SURVEY RESEARCH, 2016

RECONCILIATION

81%
of Winnipeggers are familiar with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Calls to Action
42%
of those familiar believe our community is not doing enough to address the Calls to Action
36%
didn’t know or had no opinion
SOURCE: WINNIPEG’S VITAL SIGNS 2017 ONLINE SURVEY

DIVE DEEPER INTO VITAL SIGNS

The Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 report identifies significant needs and trends by combining research with the results of surveys, in which community members provided insights on issue areas critical to quality of life in Winnipeg.

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IN OUR COMMUNITY

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On October 19, River City 360 featured stories connected to reconciliation.

River City 360 is The Winnipeg Foundation’s one-hour radio program on 93.7 CJNU FM.