Creative Manitoba joins The City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord
The City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord is a living document to guide our shared commitment to the Journey of Reconciliation in Winnipeg. The Accord is a tool in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous Winnipeggers can come together and explore reconciliation. The Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle, in consultation and collaboration with numerous community leaders and organizations, developed the Indigenous Accord document, which is based on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls To Action. The Accord was unanimously adopted by City Council on March 22, 2017, marking an important step forward in the City of Winnipeg’s Journey of Reconciliation.
Recently the City of Winnipeg has included the MMIWG Calls for Justice in the Accord commitment and reporting process. It is the hope that including the MMIWG Calls for Justice within the Accord framework will provide an opportunity for organizations to become Accord partners. The change is meant to show the commitment to and progress on the MMIWG Calls for Justice and to enhance the opportunities for the City of Winnipeg Accord partners to further participate in reconciliation.
On June 20, 2018, Creative Manitoba joined Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord. Arlea Ashcroft, our Indigenous Programs Manager, signed Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord on behalf of Creative Manitoba. Creative Manitoba’s commitment is a shared future rooted in truth, harmony and generosity.
June 28th, 2022, marked the 5th annual signing ceremony of the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord. Creative Manitoba was there to welcome the 30 new partners who have chosen to join this journey of reconciliation.