On September 17, 2014, the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg held a meeting at the Winnipeg Indian and Metis Friendship Centre with leaders and Executive Directors from Indigenous based organizations.
The Winnipeg Indigenous Executive Circle has evolved to a formal membership of organizations who interests are to support the Urban Indigenous Population in the City of Winnipeg.
Many Winnipeg Indigenous Executive Circle member organizations have completed community consultations and based strategic plans, programs, and services on those consultations. This plan works to operationalize the framework by reviewing existing membership plans, engage in strategic level consultation, identify Indigenous organizations and their services, gather demographic information, and utilize all the information gathered to help inform a comprehensive urban Indigenous Community Plan. The goal is to elevate the tremendous amount of work Indigenous organizations have done thus far in Winnipeg and will continue to do so as the Indigenous population grows emphasizing the need to support and reallocate resources to Indigenous led organizations.
Investment in urban Indigenous organizations and priorities is key to enhancing and building a strong Indigenous community in Winnipeg. The future must look different from the past in order to create healthier realities for all Indigenous peoples in Winnipeg. WIEC’s immediate funding priorities over the next ten years are identified within. All costs are estimated and will be updated based on community need, developments and changes in the market. We encourage you to think about your investment in community.
The purpose of the State of Equity in Education Report is to promote evidence-based strategies for the development and implementation of equity-based education policies and programs for the Indigenous students enrolled in the public schools in the city of Winnipeg. A guiding principle of the Report is that to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students, they need to see themselves better reflected in the curriculum and all staff positions within the public education system.