Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord
Winnipeg’s Indigenous 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.
Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord is a living document to guide our shared commitment to the Journey of Reconciliation in Winnipeg. Our shared commitment is rooted in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action and is guided by the commitments and principles contained in the Accord.
Embedded in the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action is the importance of committing ourselves as a city to the ongoing, long-term process of reconciliation.
As a city, we can convene individuals and organizations in a mutual process of goal setting to establish what role we can each play in, as the TRC recommends, “Inspiring Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to transform Canadian society so that our children and grandchildren can live together in dignity, peace, and prosperity on these lands we now share.”
The Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle, in consultation and collaboration with numerous community leaders and organizations, produced the following Indigenous Accord:
As a living document, Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord is not a single-time event, but an ongoing responsibility accepted by signatories, who through becoming partners to the Accord agree to report the success of their commitment to reconciliation and their future goals annually.
We invite you to become a partner to Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord as a way to share your organization or group’s Journey of Reconciliation and to track your progress over the long-term.
Download the Partner Information Guide to learn more about:
- How to get involved as a partner;
- Roles and responsibilities of a partner;
- Examples of what you can do as a partner;
- Opportunities to build knowledge with friends and neighbours; and,
- Links to resources to build understanding.
Through our work together, we hope to effect a positive change in Winnipeg through our knowledge and perceptions of Indigenous history, culture, and peoples, through understanding the state of the current relationship between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples, and through creating partnership-based initiatives that recognize and respect the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Complete the online application form to become a Partner to Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord.
Plant a Heart Garden
Learn more about planting a Heart Garden to acknowledge our shared histories and celebration our collective commitment to reconciliation:
- Honouring Memories; Planting Dreams (First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada)
- Heart Garden Frequently Asked Question.