ABORIGINAL ORGANIZATIONS IN MANITOBA
ABORIGINAL RIGHTS, TREATY STATUS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg
Assembly of First Nations
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Secretariat
First Peoples Development, Inc.
Indian Council of First Nations of Manitoba, Inc.
Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin, Inc.  
(formerly Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, Inc.)
Toll Free: 1-800-442 0488    Fax: (204) 778 7655
Métis Culture & Heritage Resource Centre
Manitoba Métis Federation, Inc. (Home Office)


Métis Women of Manitoba Inc.
(Manitoba Métis Federation) Tel: (204) 586 8474 ext. 236
3rd Floor, 150 Henry Ave. Fax: (204) 947 1816
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0J7

Website: http://www.mmf.mb.ca/pages/departments/mwm/
Committee is comprised of eight directors: one Provincial Spokesperson (elected
Province wide), and seven Regional directors (elected regionally). The seven regions
are: Thompson, The Pas, Northwest, Interlake, Southwest, Southeast and Winnipeg.
MWM’s primary purpose is to improve the social and economic situation of Métis
peoples, with a particular focus on Métis women and children. Our organization was also
created to provide support to our communities in the form of educational and cultural
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programs.
Southern Chiefs Organization Inc. (SCO)
Head Office:
Swan Lake First Nation Tel: (204) 832 0220
Unit 4 - 4820 Portage Avenue Fax: (204) 832 0269
Headingly, MB R4H 1C8
Winnipeg Office:
225 - 530 Century Street
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0Y4 Tel: (204) 946 1869
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1K4 Fax: (204) 946 1871
Toll Free: (866) 876-9701
Website: http://www.scoinc.mb.ca
The Chiefs of the Southern First Nations of Manitoba established an independent political
forum to "protect, preserve, promote, and enhance First Nations peoples' inherent rights,
languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit
and intent of the Treaty-making process".
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Centre of Manitoba, Inc. (T.A.R.R.)
Head Office:
Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
P.O. Box 7, Scanterbury, MB R0E 1W0 Tel: (204) 766 2494
Thompson Office:
200-701 Thompson Drive Tel: (204) 677 1617
Thompson, MB R8N 2A2 Fax: (204) 778 7655
Winnipeg Office:
300 - 153 Lombard Ave. Tel: (204) 943 6456
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T4 Toll Free: 1-888-802 8277
Fax: (204) 942 3202
The T.A.R.R. Centre provides historical research services to the 63 First Nations of
Manitoba. Throughout the years the focus of research has been on Indian rights such as
Treaty land entitlement, Treaty rights, hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering rights, and on
such matters as reserve alienations, surrenders, leases, expropriations etc. on Indian lands.
Historical materials available include:
Department of Indian Affairs Records (ca. 1862 - 1959) relating to Western Canada:Adams
Archibald and Alexander Morris Papers (1872 - 77)Church Missionary Society Records
(1820 - 1930)
Historical Records for each First Nation (1870 - present)
Maps of Indian Reserves (ca. 1000).
Photographs (ca. 700+)
Selected Newspaper clippings (1970 - present)
Historical Files on various research topics (36 cabinet drawers)
TRIBAL COUNCILS
Website: www.manitobachiefs.com/partners/tribal.htm
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Dakota-Ojibway Tribal Council
Swan Lake First Nation
4820 Portage Ave. Brandon Office:
Headingly, MB R4H 1C8 702 Douglas St.
Tel: (204) 988 5370 PO Box 1148
Fax: (204) 947 5179 Brandon, MB R7A 7B2
Email: admin@dotc.mb.ca Tel: (204) 729 3682
Website: http://www.dotc.mb.ca Fax: (204) 726 5966
Interlake Reserves Tribal Council
General Delivery Winnipeg Office:
Fairford, MB R0C 0X0 307 - 286 Smith St. R3C 1K4
Tel:(204) 659 4465 Fax: (204) 659 2147 Tel: (204) 956 7413 Fax: (204) 942 8840
Email: irtc@mts.net
Island Lake Tribal Council
General Delivery Winnipeg Office:
St. Theresa Point, MB 4th floor - 338 Broadway Ave.
R0B 1J0 R3C 0T2
Tel: (204) 982 3300 Fax: (204) 943 7029
Fax: (204) 943 7029
Email: ebeepath@iltc.ca
Keewatin Tribal Council
102 - 83 Churchill Drive Winnipeg Office:
Thompson, MB R8N 0L6 319 - 260 St. Mary Ave.
Tel: (204) 677 2341 Fax: (204) 677 0256 R3C 0M6
Toll Free: 1-800-665 6212 Tel: (204) 949 4016
Fax: (204) 949 4013
Southeast Resource Development Council (SERDC)
General Delivery Winnipeg Office:
Scanterbury, MB R0E 1W0 6th floor - 360 Broadway Ave.
Tel: (204) 766 2386 R3C 0T6
Fax: (204) 766 2716 Tel: (204) 956 7500
Fax: (204) 956 7382
Swampy Cree Tribal Council
P.O. Box 150 Winnipeg Office:
The Pas, MB R9A 1K3 Suite 716 - 294 Portage Ave. R3C 0B9
Tel: (204)623 3423 Fax: (204) 623 2882 Tel: (204) 989 4800 Fax: (204) 947 5928
1-800-442 0459
West Region Tribal Council
21 - 4th Ave. N.W.
Dauphin, MB R7N 1H9
Tel: (204) 638 8225 Toll Free: 1-888-358 7340 Fax: (204) 638 8062
The Councils' work is aimed at assisting Bands in administration and financial management
of local government on the reserve. The main objective of the Tribal Council is to generally
unify and maintain and expand the interests, lives, and identity of the Band members. They
work with the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and with other federal
departments to further facilitate local government and the transfer of responsibility to the
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Chief and Council at the speed in which the Band will accept responsibility and
accountability.
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION OF CANADA
1500-360 Main Street Tel: (204) 984-5885
Fax: (204) 984-5915
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z3 Toll Free: 1-888-872-5554 (1-888-TRC-
5554)
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is an important part of the
Settlement Agreement. The Commission has been given the responsibility of:
• Telling Canadians what happened in the Indian Residential Schools
• Honouring the lives of former students and their families;
• Creating a permanent record of the Indian Residential School legacy
To do this, the TRC wants to meet with, and collect the experiences of former students,
staff, their families, and anyone else who has an experience to share.
BAND COUNCILS
The local government of each First Nation Reserve is an elected Band council, and a chief,
who in most cases is also elected. Most of the Manitoba Bands are (1) Cree, (2) Ojibway/Saulteau,
or Chippewa, or (3) mixed Cree-Ojibway. A few Bands located in southeast
Manitoba are (4) Sioux; the two northernmost Bands are (5) Chipewyan, a Mackenzie River
culture group. Functions of the Band Council vary from reserve to reserve; many are concerned
with economic development and community services, e.g., utilities and police
LANGUAGES
Seven Aboriginal languages are spoken in Manitoba. They are: Cree, Dene, Dakota,
Inuktituq, Michif, Oji-Cree (Island-Lake Dialect), Ojibway.
FIRST NATIONS BANDS
Website: http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/manitoba/manitobabandslist.html
Barren Lands (308) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree and Chipewyan)
Brochet, MB R0B 0B0 Tel: (204) 323-2300 Fax: (204) 323-2275
Berens River (266) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Berens River, MB R0B 0A0 Tel: (204) 382-2161 Fax: (204) 382-2297
Birdtail Sioux (284) (Aborig. Lang.: Dakota)
P.O. Box 22, Beulah, MB R0M 0B0 Tel: (204) 568-4540 Fax: (204) 568-4687
Black Sturgeon (328)
P.O. Box 1150, Lynn Lake, MB R0B 0W0Tel: (204) 356-2439 Fax: (204) 356-2330
Bloodvein (267) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Bloodvein, MB R0C 0J0 Tel: (204) 395-2148 Fax: (204) 395-2099
Brokenhead Ojibway Nation (261) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Scanterbury, MB R0E 1W0 Tel: (204) 766-2494 Fax: (204) 766-2306
Bunibonibee Cree Nation (301) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
Oxford House, MB R0B 1C0 Tel: (204) 538-2156 Fax: (204) 538-2220
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Buffalo Point (265) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway / Chippewa)
P.O. Box 1037, Buffalo Point, MB R0A 2W0 Tel: (204) 437-2133 Fax: (204) 437-2368
Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation (289)
(Oak Lake) (Aborig. Lang.: Dakota)
P.O. Box 146, Pipestone, MB R0M 1T0 Tel: (204) 854-2959 Fax: (204) 854-2525
Chemawawin (309) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
P.O. Box 9, Easterville, MB R0C 0V0 Tel: (204) 329-2161 Fax: (204) 329-2017
Crane River (see Ochi-Chak-Ko-Sipi)
Cross Lake (276) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
P.O. Box 10, Cross Lake, MB R0B 0J0 Tel: (204) 676-2218 Fax: (204) 676-2117
Dakota Plains (288) (Aborig. Lang.: Sioux)
Box 1246, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3J9 Tel: (204) 252-2300 Fax: (204) 252-2224
Dakota Tipi (295) (Aborig. Lang.: Sioux)
2000(A) Dakota Drive, Dakota Tipi, MB R1N 3X6 Tel: (204) 857-4381 Fax: (204) 239-6384
Dauphin River (316) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 58, Gypsumville, MB R0C 1J0 Tel: (204) 659-5370 Fax: (204) 659-4458
Ebb and Flow First Nation (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Ebb and Flow, MB R0L 0R0 Tel: (204) 448-2134 Fax: (204) 448-2305
Fairford (see Pinaymootang)
Fisher River (264) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
P.O. Box 367, Koostatak, MB R0C 1S0 Tel: (204) 645-2171 Fax: (204) 645-2745
Fort Alexander (Sagkeeng) (262) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 3, Fort Alexander, MB R0E 0P0 Tel: (204) 367-2287 Fax: (204) 367-8410
Fox Lake (305) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
P.O. Box 369, Gillam, MB R0B 0L0 Tel: (204) 652-2954 Fax: (204) 652-6519
Gamblers (294) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
P.O. Box 293, Binscarth, MB R0J 0G0 Tel: (204) 532-2464 Fax: (204) 532-2495
Garden Hill (297) (Aborig. Lang.: Oji-Cree)
Island Lake, MB R0B 0T0 Tel: (204) 456-2085 Fax: (204) 456-2338
God's Lake (296) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
God's Lake Narrows, MB R0B 0M0 Tel: (204) 335-2130 Fax: (204) 335-2400
God's River (see Manto Sipi Cree Nation)
Grand Rapids (310) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
P.O. Box 500, Grand Rapids, MB R0C 1E0 Tel: (204) 639-2219 Fax: (204) 639-2503
Hollow Water (263) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Wanipigow, MB R0E 2E0 Tel: (204) 363-7278 Fax: (204) 363-7418
Indian Birch (see Wuskwi Sipihk)
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Island Lake (see Wasagamack)
Jackhead (see Kinonjeoshtegon)
Keeseekoowewin (286) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 100, Elphinstone, MB R0J 0N0 Tel: (204) 625-2004 Fax: (204) 625-2042
Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) (268) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Dallas, MB R0C 0S0 Tel: (204) 394-2366 Fax: (204) 394-2271
Lake Manitoba (271) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Vogar, MB R0C 3C0 Tel: (204) 768-3492 Fax: (204) 768-3036
Lake St. Martin (275) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 69, Gypsumville, MB R0C 1J0 Tel: (204) 659-4539 Fax: (204) 659-5843
Little Black River (260) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
O'Hanley, MB R0E 1K0 Tel: (204) 367-4411 Fax: (204) 367-2000
Little Grand Rapids (260) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Little Grand Rapids, MB R0B 0V0 Tel: (204) 397-2264 Fax: (204) 397-2242
Little Saskatchewan (274) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Gypsumville, MB R0C 1J0 Tel: (204) 659-4584 Fax: (204) 659-2071
Long Plain First Nation (287) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Box 430, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3B7 Tel: (204) 252-2731 Fax: (204) 252-2012
Manto Sipi Cree Nation (302)
(God's River) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
God's River, MB R0B 0N0 Tel: (204) 366-2011 Fax: (204) 366-2282
Marcel Colomb (see Black Sturgeon)
Mathias Colomb (Pukatawagan) (311) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
Pukatawagan, MB R0B 1G0 Tel: (204) 553-2090 Fax: (204) 553-2419
Mosakahiken Cree Nation (312) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
Moose Lake, MB R0B 0Y0 Tel: (204) 678-2113 Fax: (204) 678-2292
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (313)
(Nelson House) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
General Delivery, Nelson House, MB R0B 1A0 Tel: (204) 484-2332 Fax: (204) 484-2392
Northlands (317) (Aborig. Lang.: Dene)
Lac Brochet, MB R0B 2E0 Tel: (204) 337-2270 Fax: (204) 337-2055
Norway House Cree Nation (278) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
P.O. Box 250 , Norway House, MB R0B 1B0 Tel: (204) 359-6786 Fax: (204) 359-4186
Oak Lake (see Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation )
Ochi-Chak-Ko-Sipi (279)
(Crane River) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Crane River, MB R0L 0M0 Tel: (204) 732-2490 Fax: (204) 32-2596
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Opaskwayak Cree Nation (315) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
P.O. Box 1000, The Pas, MB R9A 1L1 Tel: (204) 627-7100 Fax: (204) 623-5263
Opiponnapiwin Cree Nation (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
South Indian Lake, MB R0B 1N0 Tel: (204) 374-2271 Fax: (204) 374-2350
Oxford House (301) (see Bunibonibee Cree Nation)
Pauingassi First Nation (327) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 60, Pauingassi, MB R0B 2G0 Tel: (204) 397-2371 Fax: (204) 397-2l45
Peguis (269) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree and Ojibway)
P.O. Box 10, Peguis Reserve, MB R0C 3J0 Tel: (204) 645-2359 Fax: (204) 645-2360
Pinaymootang (Fairford) (272) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Fairford, MB R0C 0X0 Tel: (204) 659-5705 Fax: (204) 659-2068
Pine Creek (282) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 70, Camperville, MB R0L 0J0 Tel: (204) 524-2478 Fax: (204) 524-2832
Poplar River (277) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
via Negginan, MB R0B 0Z0 Tel: (204) 244-2266 Fax: (204) 244-2690
Pukatawagan (see Mathias Colomb)
Red Sucker Lake (300) (Aborig. Lang.: Oji-Cree)
Red Sucker Lake, MB R0B 1H0 Tel: (204) 469-5041 Fax: (204) 469-5325
Rolling River (291) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 145, Ericson, MB R0J 0P0 Tel: (204) 636-2211 Fax: (204) 636-7823
Roseau River (273)
Tribal Council (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 30, Ginew, MB R0A 2R0 Tel: (204) 427-2312 Fax: (204) 427-2584
Sagkeeng (see Fort Alexander)
Sandy Bay (283) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 109, Marius, MB R0H 0T0 Tel: (204) 843-2462 Fax: (204) 843-2706
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation (314 (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
via Pelican Rapids, MB R0L 1L0 Tel: (204) 587-2012 Fax: (204) 587-2072
Sayisi Dene (303) (Aborig. Lang.: Dene)
Tadoule Lake, MB R0B 2C0 Tel: (204) 684-2022 Fax: (204) 684-2069
Shamattawa (307) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
P.O. Box 102, Shamattawa, MB R0B 1K0 Tel: (204) 565-2340 Fax: (204) 565-2451
Sioux Valley (290) (Aborig. Lang.: Dakota Sioux)
P.O. Box 38, Griswold, MB R0M 0S0 Tel: (204) 855-2671 Fax: (204) 855-2436
Skownan F.N. (Waterhen) (281) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
Skownan, MB R0L 1Y0 Tel: (204) 628-3373 Fax: (204) 628-3289
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Split Lake Cree First Nation (306) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
Split Lake, MB R0B 1P0 Tel: (204) 342-2045 Fax: (204) 342-2270
St. Theresa Point (298) (Aborig. Lang.: Oji-Cree)
St. Theresa Point, MB R0B 1J0 Tel: (204) 462-2106 Fax: (204) 462-2646
Swan Lake (293) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 368, Swan Lake, MB R0G 2S0 Tel: (204) 836-2101 Fax: (204) 836-2255
Tataskweyak Cree Nation (see Split Lake Cree First Nation)
Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve (292)
(Valley River) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
General Delivery, Shortdale, MB R0L 1W0 Tel: (204) 546-3334 Fax: (204) 546-3090
War Lake (323) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
Ilford, MB R0B 0S0 Tel: (204) 288-4315 Fax: (204) 288-4371
Wasagamack (Island Lake) (299) (Aborig. Lang.: Oji-Cree)
Wasagamack, MB R0B 1Z0 Tel: (204) 457-2337 Fax: (204) 457-2255
Waterhen (see Skownan F.N.)
Waywayseecappo (285) (Aborig. Lang.: Ojibway)
P.O. Box 9, Waywayseecappo, MB R0J 1S0 Tel: (204) 859-2879 Fax: (204) 859-2403
Wuskwi Sipihk (Indian Birch) (324) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
P.O. box 220, Birch River, MB R0L 0E0 Tel: (204) 236-4201 Fax: (204) 236-4786
York Factory (304) (Aborig. Lang.: Cree)
York Landing, MB R0B 2B0 Tel: (204) 342-2180 Fax: (204) 342-2322
Band Operated Schools (see listing Schools under Education)
FEDERAL / PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs
Minister's Office Tel: (204) 945 3719
344 - 450 Broadway Ave. Fax: (204) 945 8374
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8 Email: MINNA@leg.gov.mb.ca
Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/ana/
Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
(Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs)
200 - 500 Portage Ave. Tel: (204) 945 2510
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3X1 Fax: (204) 945 3689
Personnel Office in Thompson, MB Tel: (204) 677 6789
The Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat's priority is to bring a focus to Aboriginal quality of life
issues. The Secretariat endeavours to provide a global perspective, across government, of
progress toward achieving quality of life for Aboriginal Manitobans. Aboriginal Affairs
promotes innovative policy and program development through identification
of needs of Aboriginal people, through the provision of accurate, relevant, timely information
and through the development of partnerships with the Aboriginal community, other
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government departments, other levels of government and the private sector.
Aboriginal Affairs undertakes the coordination negotiation, analysis and implementation of
initiatives, arrangements and agreements which impact on northern Manitoba, its
communities, residents, land base and related programs.
Northern Association of Community Councils Inc. (NACC)
(Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs)
750-331 Smith Street Tel: (204) 947 2227
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2G9 Toll Free: 1-(888) 947 6222
Fax: (204) 947 9446
Email: nacc@mb.sympatico.ca
Website: http://nacc.cimnet.ca/cim/cs?sit=350
Mission Statement:
The purpose of NACC is to be a meaningful and effective lobby group. To improve the
quality of life in Northern Association Communities by having positive, proactive meetings
with ministers and cabinet on issues affecting our communities and to inform and involve
community councils and residents of our progress. We believe that all communities are
unique and that their needs and interests should be recognized.
Manitoba Northern Affairs Communities by Regional Offices:
Northern Region:
Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs
Local Government Development
Box 27 -- 59 Elizabeth Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 1X4
Tel: (204) 677 6786

Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs
Local Government Development
Box 2550 - 3rd & Ross Avenue
The Pas, MB R9A 1M4
Tel: (204) 627 8176

 
 

Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs
Local Government Development
#8 - 1680 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0Z2
Tel: (204) 945 2163
Aghaming Manigotagan
Berens River Matheson Island
Bissett Pine Dock
Island Lake Princess Harbour
Little Grand Rapids Red Sucker Lake
Loon Straits Seymourville
Aboriginal Business Canada
(Industry Canada) Tel: (204) 983 7316
4th Floor - 400 St. Mary Ave. Fax: (204) 983 4107
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4K5
Website: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/inabc-eac.nsf/Intro
(Western Region includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., NWT, and Yukon)
Aboriginal Business (Canada) is delivered under the authority of the Department of Industry
(Canada). The Programs are headquartered in Ottawa and Aboriginal people are served
through seven Regional Offices. The mission of Aboriginal Business (Canada) is to
stimulate greater participation by Aboriginal individuals and businesses in national economic
activity by providing them with the means to manage business enterprises and economic
institutions as well as opportunities for on the job training and skills development. Aboriginal
Business (Canada) has two major programs to assist Aboriginal people, they are as follows:
1) Aboriginal Business Development and Joint Ventures Program
This program provides financial and development assistance to Aboriginal
entrepreneurs and communities to acquire, start up or expand commercial ventures.
2) Aboriginal Capital Corporations Program
The objective of this program is to expand the Aboriginal infrastructure for financing
in order to enhance access to capital for Aboriginal businesses. The program
fosters the further development of a network of commercial loan corporations owned
and controlled by Aboriginal people.
Aboriginal People's Programs
Department of Canadian Heritage
Manitoba District of the Prairies/Northwest Territories Region
2nd floor - 275 Portage Ave. Tel: (204) 983 3601
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R5 Fax: (204) 983 5365
Website: http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/pc-ch/reg/index_e.cfm
The Aboriginal People's Programs of the Citizens' Participation Directorate supports an
Aboriginal infrastructure at national, regional and community levels, for Indian, Métis and
Inuit people who are not resident on reserves in Canada, to facilitate their participation in
resolving issues that affect the quality of their lives through the following programs:
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At the national level, the Aboriginal Representative Organizations Program (AROP)
provides funding support to 27 provincial and national Aboriginal representative
organizations not covered under the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development.
The Aboriginal Friendship Centre Program (AFCP) whose mandate is to maintain a
network of centres in urban areas designed to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal
peoples.
The Aboriginal Women's Program (AWP), whose mandate is to enable Aboriginal women
to influence policies, programs, legislation and decision-making that affects their social,
cultural and economic and political well-being.
The Family Violence Initiative (FVI) of the Aboriginal Women's Program (AWP) is part
of a larger federal initiative on Family Violence. The main objective of the Family Violence
Component of the AWP is to support Aboriginal people in addressing issues surrounding
violence in the extended and nuclear families.
The Aboriginal Languages Initiatives (ALl) addresses the development of First Nations,
Michif and Inuktitut languages. With a focus on early language learning, the immediate
objective of the Initiative is to increase the number and quality of Aboriginal language
projects in Aboriginal communities (see following listing).
The Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres (UMAYC) initiative whose mandate is
to improve the economic, social and personal prospects of urban Aboriginal youth of 15-24
years by supporting the establishment of a network of urban multipurpose Aboriginal youth
centres.
National Aboriginal Day (NAD), June 21, celebrates the contribution of Aboriginal peoples
to Canadian society as Canadians' First Peoples and recognizes their various cultures.
Aboriginal Single Window
100 - 181 Higgins Ave Tel: (204) 984 1414 or 984 1415
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3G1 Fax: (204) 984 1424

Website: http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca
The Aboriginal Single Window is a joint undertaking of the Government of Canada,
the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg. It enables staff in various government
departments currently working with Aboriginal issues to co-locate in a single office. The
intention of this cooperative plan is to:
1. provide a "one-stop-shop" to organizations that need access to government-funded
Aboriginal programs
2. make information about these programs easier to obtain
3. foster cooperation and information-sharing between various government agencies and
Aboriginal organizations
Services available include:
• Pick up and Drop off point for:
1. Social Insurance Number applications, and
2. Employment Insurance- Information available on: Old Age Security Benefits, Canada
Pension Plan, Retirement Pension, Child Tax benefit, MB Housing
Consultation with available departments by appointment
Information on various programs
Free internet access
Free client telephone for job search
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Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Health Canada)
(see listing under Medical Services)
Human Resources Development Canada
The former Human Resources Development Canada is now two ministries, Human
Resources and Skills Development Canada, and Social Development Canada
(see separate entries)
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
Winnipeg Human Resource Centre of Canada
391 York Ave., Suite 201 Tel: 1-800-206 7218
P.O. Box 8850 Fax: (204) 983 4269
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P4
Other Centres
Winnipeg Centres: Telephone Fax
Aboriginal Single Window (204) 984 1414 (204) 984 1424
1122 Henderson Highway 1-800-206 7218 (204) 983 4404
3338 Portage Ave. 1-800-206 7218 (204) 983 0319
1031 Autumnwood Drive 1-800-206 7218 (204) 983 0535
Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative (see separate entry)
Manitoba Centres:
Brandon (204) 726 7700 (204) 726 7744
Dauphin (204) 622 4047 (204) 622 4045
Flin Flon (204) 687 1403 (204) 687 4607
Morden (204) 822 7370 (204) 822 7384
Portage La Prairie (204) 239 8400 (204) 239 8432
Selkirk (204) 785 6200 (204) 785 6222
Steinbach (204) 326 1371 (204) 326 1275
Swan River 1-800-206 7218 (204) 734 5151
The Pas (204) 627 8701 (204) 623 7205
Regional Call Centre for Employment Insurance and
Social Insurance numbers (Manitoba including Winnipeg): Tel: 1-800-206 7218
Website: http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca
The Department of Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSD) is responsible for
providing all Canadians with the tools they need to thrive and prosper in the workplace and
community. We support human capital development, labour market development and are
dedicated to establishing a culture of lifelong learning for Canadians. Among our clients are
employees, employers, individuals receiving Employment Insurance benefits, students and
those who need focused support to participate in the workplace. HRSD provides federallevel
management of labour and homelessness issues, and supports students through the
Canada Student Loans Program.
Program Responsibilities Include:
Employment Insurance, Labour Programs, Youth Employment Strategy, Aboriginal Human
Resources, Development Agreements, Sector Councils, Canada Education Savings Grant,
Canada Student Loans Program
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Terrasses de la Chaudière
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10 Wellington, North Tower Tel: (613) 992 1067
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4 Fax: (613) 996 9955
Postal Address: Ottawa, ON K1A 0H4 Toll Free: 1-800-567 9604
Website: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Manitoba Region
Room 200, 365 Hargrave St. Tel: (204) 983 4928
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3A3 Fax: (204) 983 7820
Website: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/mb
http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/index_e.html
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is responsible for administering the statutory
requirements defined in the Indian Act and ensure that the Federal Government's lawful
obligations under existing legislation and treaties are fulfilled. The Manitoba Regional Office
serves registered Indians within the province, through programs such as People and Trust
Responsibilities, Lands, Economy & Community Development, Government and Funding
Services. The Regional Secretariat, formally known as Communications and Executive
Services Directorate operates a public inquiry service for the general public. It provides hard
copies of publications and other documents, answers general questions in relation to First
Nations In Manitoba, and refers First Nation' clients to other organizations in Manitoba.
Office hours for the Regional Secretariat are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Local Government Development
(Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs) Tel: (204) 677 6794
59 Elizabeth Drive, Box 33 Fax: (204) 677 6525
Thompson, MB R8N lX4
This program offers consultation and guidance to 50 designated communities within the
jurisdiction of Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs on matters relating to local
government and community services including: municipal development, environment,
community development, recreation and wellness, protective services and infrastructure
planning and development.
Aboriginal Education Directorate
(Manitoba Education / Manitoba Advanced Education and Literacy)
510 Selkirk Ave. Tel: (204) 945 7886
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M7 Toll Free: 1-800-282 8069 ext. 7886
Fax: (204) 948 2010
Website: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/abedu/index.html
The Aboriginal Education Directorate provides leadership and coordination for departmental
initiatives in Aboriginal education and training. This includes (1) ensuring an integrated
approach to Aboriginal education and training; (2) promoting the removal of systemic
barriers for Aboriginal student success in education and training; and (3) participating in and
ensuring linkages with inter-sectoral initiatives related to Aboriginal education and training.
Social Development Canada (SD)
Formerly Human Resources Development Canada
Mandated with helping to secure and strengthen Canada's social foundation. We do this by
helping families with children, supporting people with disabilities and ensuring that seniors
can fully participate in their communities. We provide the policies, services and programs for
Canadians who need assistance in overcoming challenges they encounter in their lives and
their communities. This includes income security programs, such as the Canada Pension
Plan. We are a client-centered organization, committed to continually improving service
delivery for Canadians.
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Tel: (613) 941 6339 Fax: (613) 941 2421 Toll Free 1-800-622-6232
Website: http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca
Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative (WHHI)
(Social Development Canada)
361 Hargrave St. Tel: (204) 940 3070
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2K2
Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/housing/whhi.html
The Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative (WHHI) is a three-year, multi-million
dollar tripartite partnership established by the governments of Canada, Manitoba and the
City of Winnipeg to address declining housing stock in designated inner city neighbourhoods
in Winnipeg, and homelessness.
The provincial component of the WHHI is part of the province's Neighbourhoods Alive! urban
revitalization strategy. This recognizes that affordable good quality housing is a key
component of healthy neighbourhoods and that housing rehabilitation is an important part of
urban revitalization and community economic development.
The WHHI provides "single window" access by local community organizations to a number
of federal, provincial and City programs, including Neighbourhood Housing Assistance and
housing repair programs administered by the Housing Division, such as the Residential
Rehabilitation Assistance Program.
FRIENDSHIP CENTRES
National Association of Friendship Centres
275 Maclaren St. Tel: (613) 563 4844
Ottawa, ON K2P 0L9 Fax: (613) 594 3428
Website: http://www.nafc-aboriginal.com Email: nafcgen@nafc-aboriginal.com
Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres
Mailing Address: Office location:
P.O. Box 716, 200 - 388 Donald St. Tel: (204) 942 6299
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2K3 Winnipeg, MB R3B 2J4 Fax: (204) 942 6308
Website: http://www.mac.mb.ca Email: info@mac.mb.ca
Indian and Métis Friendship Centre of Winnipeg
45 Robinson Street Tel: (204) 586 8441
Winnipeg, MB R2W 5H5 Fax: (204) 582 8261
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Other Manitoba Friendship Centres
Brandon Friendship Centre Inc.
836 Loren Ave.
Brandon, MB R7A 0T8
Tel: (204) 727 1407 Fax: (204) 726 0902
Dauphin Friendship Centre, Inc.
210-1st Ave. NE
Dauphin, MB R7N lA7
Tel: (204) 638 5707 Fax: (204) 638 4799
Flin Flon Indian and Métis Friendship Assoc.
57 Church St.
Flin Flon, MB R8A lM7
Tel: (204) 687 3900 Fax: (204) 687 5328
Lynn Lake Friendship Centre, Inc.
625 Gordon St.
Lynn Lake, MB R0B 0W0
Tel: (204) 356 2407 Fax: (204) 356 8223
Portage la Prairie Friendship Centre, Inc.
20 - Third Street N.E.
Portage la Prairie, MB RlN 1N4
Tel: (204) 239 6333 Fax: (204) 239 6534
Riverton & District Friendship Centre
53 Laura Ave.
Riverton, MB R0C 2R0
Tel: (204) 378 2927 Fax: (204) 378 5707
Selkirk Friendship Centre
425 Eveline St.
Selkirk, MB R1A 2J5
Tel: (204) 482 7525 Fax: (204) 785 8124
Swan River Friendship Centre, Inc.
1413 Main St.
Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0
Tel: (204) 734 9301 Fax: (204) 734 3090
The Pas Friendship Centre, Inc.
81 Edwards St. The Pas, MB R9A lM3
Tel: (204) 623 6459 Fax: (204) 623 4268
(Thompson)
Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre, Inc.
79 Selkirk Ave.
Thompson, MB R8N 0M5
Tel: (204) 677 0996 Fax: (204) 677 3195
4 Nelson Road
Thompson, MB R8N 0B4
Tel: (204) 677 0996 Fax: (204) 677 0970
The Friendship Centres provide a focus for activities and services of interest and/or aid to
Aboriginal people.
 
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Victoria-Albert Day Care
545 Alexander Ave., Rms. 6 & 7. Tel: (204) 783 7610
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0P1 Fax: (204) 942 8621
110 Ellen St. Tel: (204) 943 8576
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1A1 Fax: (204) 942 8621
Victoria Albert Day Care, Inc. is a pre-school and school age day care for children in
nursery to grade 6, funded by the provincial government. V.A.D.C. operates before school,
during lunch and after school. During in-services and school holidays it is open from 7:00
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parents send a bag lunch for their children which are supplemented with
soup and milk. An after school snack is also served at 3:30 p.m. Space and equipment are
provided for a large variety of activities, as well as field trips, swimming, skating, videos and
other activities suggested by the children.
Abinotci Mino-Ayawin (Children's Healing)
Rm. 215 - 181 Higgins Ave. Tel: (204) 925 3700
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3G1 Fax: (204) 925 3709
The primary focus for the Abinotci Mino-Ayawin Program is the health care needs of young
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Aboriginal children age 0-6 and their families living in the inner city. The program is based
on the traditional Aboriginal principles known as the Seven Sacred Teachings: sharing,
caring, kindness, humility, trust, honesty and love. All exist within the "Medicine Wheel" or
the "Circle of Life". Abinotci will provide family and one to one support towards achieving a
healthy, balanced environment through services such as sharing circles, native parenting
programs, access to Elders and Traditional healing, advocacy, and other community
referrals. To contact Abinotci Mino-Ayawin phone 925 3700 and ask to speak to a Senior
Counsellor.
Aboriginal Head Start Program
Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg, Inc. Tel: (204) 925 3700
215 - 181 Higgins Ave. Fax: (204) 925 3709
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3G1
The Aboriginal Head Start Program is designed to promote healthy development of
Aboriginal children living in both urban and rural settings. It is controlled by local parents and
caregivers. Its goals are: 1) to foster the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth
of each child, 2) to support the role of parents and guardians as the primary teachers and
caregivers of their children, 3) to recognize and support the role of the extended family, 4) to
ensure that the broader Aboriginal community participates in the planning, development and
evaluation of the program, 5) to ensure that the program is coordinated with other
community programs and services. Children selected to participate in this program will be
living in or around the Core Area, 3-5 years of age, and of Aboriginal ancestry. Children who
are not enrolled in a formal day care setting will be given priority.
Times of operation are: 3-4 year-olds: Mon. - Thurs. morning 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
4-5-year-olds: Tue. - Thurs. afternoons 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
The children are picked up and returned home in a school bus. The children will receive a
nutritious snack during their group time. There is no charge.
Other Head Start Locations (times of operation vary):
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Oshki-Majahitowiin Program
Broadway Community Centre Andrews St. Family Centre
185 Young St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1Y8 220 Andrews St., Winnipeg, MB, R2W 4T1
Tel: 783 8116 Fax: 786 2653 Tel: 589 1721 Fax: 589 7354
Andrews Street Family Centre
220 Andrews Street Tel: (204) 589 1721
Winnipeg, MB R2W 4T1 Fax: (204) 589 7354
This Drop-In Centre is open Monday through Thursday 3:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday 3:30 to
10:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All youth ages six to
seventeen are welcome. It has structured and unstructured programs, including Native arts
and crafts. There are special events such as swimming, floor hockey, dances, pool
tournaments, movie nights and other planned outside activities. It also houses an
Aboriginal Head Start Program (see separate listing).
CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES:
Winnipeg Child and Family Services
404 - 1 Wesley Ave. Tel: (204) 944 4200 / 944 4438
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4C6 Fax: (204) 944 4395
Email: csd@gov.mb.ca
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Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/org/csd/wcfs.html
Winnipeg Child and Family Services provides a comprehensive continuum of child
protection and family support services in Winnipeg in accordance with The Child and Family
Services Act and The Adoption Act.
Winnipeg Child and Family Services:
partners with community to provide supportive and preventive services to families
provides protection services to children at risk of abuse and neglect
develops and provides basic and specialized placement services to meet needs of
children in care
provides preservation and reunification services to families
provides adoptive and post-adoptive services to children and families when
reunification is no longer an option
INTAKE SERVICES
835 Portage Ave. Tel: (204) 944 4200
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0N6 Toll Free: 1-888-834 9767
After hours emergency: (204) 944 4050
Toll Free: 1-888-834 9767
Rural and Northern Child and Family Services Locations
There are six areas: Central, Eastman, Interlake, Northern, Parkland, and Westman
Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/locations/ruralnorthern.html
Central
Morden 63B Stephen St. R6M 1Z6 (204) 822 2861
Portage la Prairie 25 Tupper St. N R1N 3K1 (204) 239 3110
Eastman
Beausejour 20 - 1st Street S R0E 0C0 (204) 268 6226
Pine Falls 26 Pine St. R0E 1M0 (204) 367 6120
Ste. Anne 30 Dawson Rd. R5H 1B5 (204) 422 7002
Steinbach 284 Reimer Ave. R0A 2A0 (204) 346 6391
Interlake
Selkirk 101 - 446 Main St. R1A 1V7 (204) 785 5105
Gimli 117 - 7th Ave. R0C 1B0 (204) 642 6051
Ashern 43 Railway St. R0C 0E0 (204) 768 2585
Stonewall 589 - 3rd St. R0C 2Z0 (204) 467 4420
Northern
Thompson 59 Elizabeth Dr. R8N 1X4 (204) 677 6570
Flin Flon 143 Main St. R8A 1K2 (204) 687 1700
The Pas 3rd St. & Ross R9A 1M4 (204) 627 8230
Parkland
Dauphin 27 Ave. SW R7N 3E5 (204) 622 2035
Swan River 201 - 4th Ave. S R0L 1Z0 (204) 734 3436
Westman
Brandon 340 - 9th St. R7A 6C2 (204) 726 6173
FIRST NATIONS MANDATED AGENCIES
Mission Statement:
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To have a jointly coordinated child and family services system that recognizes the distinct
rights and authorities of First Nations and Métis peoples and the general population to
control and deliver their own child and family services province-wide; that is communitybased;
and reflects and incorporates the cultures of First Nations, Métis and the general
population respectively.
First Nations of Southern Manitoba Child and Family Services Authority
100 – 696 Portage Avenue Tel: (204) 783 9190
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0M6 Toll-free: 1-800-665-5762
Fax: (204) 783 7996
Website: http://www.aji-cwi.mb.ca/eng/firstnationssouthcfs.html

First Nations of Southern Manitoba Agencies

Anishinaabe Child and Family Services
General Delivery, Tel: (204) 659 4546
Fairford, MB R0C 0X0 Fax: (204) 659 5877
Anishinaabe West serves band members of Lake St. Martin, Dauphin River, Fairford,
Lake Manitoba and Little Saskatchewan.
Winnipeg Office: 5th floor - 286 Smith St.R3C 1K4 Tel: (204) 942 0788
Fax: (204) 957 1734
Dakota-Ojibway Child and Family Service
702 Douglas Street, Tel: (204) 729 3650
Brandon, MB R7A 7B2 Fax: (204) 728 1806
Services eight reserves: Sandy Bay, Dakota Plains, Long Plain, Roseau River, Sioux
Valley, Swan Lake, Oak Lake Sioux and Birdtail Sioux.
Winnipeg Office: 500 - 294 Portage Ave. R3C 0B9 Tel: (204) 988 5395
Fax: (204) 947 5179
Toll Free: 1-800-263 6237
Intertribal Child and Family Services
Box 358, Tel: (204) 645 2744
Koostatak, MB R0C 1S0 Fax: (204) 645 3065
Services the reserves of Fisher River, Dakota Tipi and Jackhead.
Winnipeg Office: Unit 19 - 399 Berry St. R3J 1N9 Tel: (204)949 0855
Fax: (204) 949 1180

Peguis Child and Family Services
P.O. Box 610 Tel: (204) 645 2049
Peguis First Nation Fax: (204) 645 2558
Peguis, MB R0C 3J0
Serves the Peguis First Nation.
Winnipeg Office: 6 - 350 Keewatin St. R2X 2R9 Tel: (204) 632 5404
Fax: (204) 632 7226

Sagkeeng Child and Family Services
P.O. Box 700 Tel: (204) 367 2215
Pine Falls, MB R0E 1M0 Fax: (204) 367 8510
Serves Sagkeeng First Nation.
Winnipeg Office: 1948 Main St. R2V 2B4 Tel: (204) 949 1649
Fax: (204) 949 1669

Southeast Child and Family Services
4th Floor, 360 Broadway Ave. Tel: (204) 947 0011
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0T6 Fax: (204) 947 0009
Serves nine reserves: Poplar River, Berens River, Bloodvein, Pauingassi, Little
Grand Rapids, Hollow Water, Little Black River, Brokenhead and Buffalo Point.
Winnipeg Office:4th Floor - 360 Broadway Ave. R3C 0T6 Tel: (204) 947 0011
Fax: (204) 947 0009

West Region Child and Family Services
Box 280 Tel: (204) 636 6100
Erickson, MB R0J 0P0 Fax: (204) 638 4620
Services available to Ebb and Flow, Rolling River, Keeseekoowewin, Valley River,
Pine Creek, Crane River, Waywayseecappo, Waterhen and Gamblers Reserves.
Winnipeg Office: 704 - 167 Lombard Ave. R3B 0V3 Tel: (204) 985 4050
After hours emergencies: Dauphin (204) 622 6910 Fax: (204) 985 4079

First Nations of Northern Manitoba Child and Family Services Authority
502 - 338 Broadway Avenue Tel: (204) 942 1842
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0T2 Fax: (204) 942 1858
Website: http://www.aji-cwi.mb.ca/eng/firstnationsnorthcfs.html

First Nations of Northern Manitoba Agencies

Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba Tel: (204) 677 1500
100-701 Thompson Drive Fax: (204) 778 8428
Thompson, MB R8N 2A2 Toll Free: 1-800-667 4734
Serves communities in Northern Manitoba, including: Cross Lake, War Lake, God's
Lake, Split Lake, Northlands, Barren Lands, Oxford House, Churchill, Fox Lake, God's
River, York Factory and Shamattawa.
Winnipeg Office: 201 - 274 Smith Street R3C 1K1 Tel: (204) 987 9480
Fax: (204) 987 9489
Cree Nation Child and Family Caring Agency
P.O. Box 10130 Tel: (204) 623 7456
Opaskwayak, MB R0B 2J0 Fax: (204) 623 3847
Serves seven communities in Northern Manitoba: Chemawawin, Grand Rapids, Indian
Birch, Mathias Colomb, Moose Lake, Shoal River and Opaskwayak Cree Nation.
Winnipeg Office: 301 - 338 Broadway Ave. R3C 0T3 Tel: (204) 927 1230
Fax: (204) 927 1234
Island Lake First Nations Family Services
Garden Hill First Nation
Tel: (204) 456 2015
 
 
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Garden Hill, MB R0B 0T0 Fax: (204) 456 2641
Serves: Garden Hill, St. Theresa Point, Red Sucker Lake and Wasagamack
Winnipeg Office: 505 - 338 Broadway Ave. R3C 0T2 Tel: (204) 987 9444
Fax: (204) 943 4604

Kinosao Sipi Minisowin Agency
P.O. Box 640 Tel: (204) 359 4551
Norway House, MB R0B 1B0 Fax: (204) 359 6013
Serves Norway House.
Winnipeg Office: 333 Maryland St.R3G 1M1 Tel: (204) 772 8957
Fax: (204) 774 6632

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Family and Community Services
P.O. Box 451 Tel: (204) 484 2341
Nelson House, MB R0B 1A0 Fax: (204) 484 2351
Serves Nelson House.

Métis Child and Family Services Authority and Agency
1st Floor – 150 Henry Avenue Tel: (204) 949 0220
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0J7 Fax: (204) 984 9487
Website: http://www.aji-cwi.mb.ca/eng/metiscfs.html
Métis Child and Family Services Agency
Métis Child, Family and Community Services Tel: (204) 697-1118
1261 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R2W 5G9

Head Start Program (see Aboriginal Head Start Program under Children and Youth)
Keewatin Winnipeg Youth Initiative Tel: (204) 586 2163
Fax: (204) 956 2109

Website: http://www.manitobachiefs.com/kwyi/index.html
The Keewatin Winnipeg Youth Initiative is a life skills program facilitated by The Assembly of
Manitoba Chiefs. KWYI's vision is to lead our youth onto the right path by giving them
positive experiences to raise self-esteem. To be eligible you must be age 15-29 and out of
school for at least three months. Those selected will participate in a six month phase. In the
end the youth will have gained experience in all areas of life, such as culture, volunteer /
work experience, attending workshops and conferences, political issues and so on.
Objectives:
Provide the resources, opportunities, and skills for the youth to become more
employable or get back into the education system.
Provide awareness in the areas of culture, health and recreation.
Provide volunteer and work placement opportunities.
Plan and organize community events.
Provide training opportunities in various areas.
Provide a safe environment for youth.
Help build a safer, healthier community
 

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Knowles Centre, Inc.
2065 Henderson Highway Tel: (204) 339 1951
Winnipeg, MB R2G 1P7 Fax: (204) 334 4173
Knowles Centre Inc. provides residential treatment for youths and their families. Two on site,
10 bed co-ed and two 6 bed community units are available.
Clients are referred through the Provincial Placement Desk or directly from Federal
Agencies. The Centre has an on-site school which is run by the River East - Transcona
School Division. The Centre is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Families and
Youth. Youths and their families have the opportunity to receive cultural select services from
the Centre's on-site Cultural Program, which focuses on traditional cultural and spiritual
healing.
120 Tecumseh St. Tel: (204) 477 6391

Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (MATC)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 2A9 Fax: (204) 783 8948
CENTRALIZED INTAKE : Tel: (204) 958 9660
Website: http://www.matc.ca
MATC provides a range of mental health services to children and adolescents who
experience psychiatric and/or emotional disorders. MATC strives to be sensitive, responsive,
and innovative in meeting the changing needs of children, adolescents, families and
communities.
Anyone can make a referral to MATC through the Centralized Intake office. This includes
any young person, parents, family members or professionals who work with the young
person. If you are not sure whether MATC is the best place for you or someone you know,
you are welcome to phone and discuss this with us. The Intake Worker will ask for other
information over the phone to help you determine what service is best for you.
Centralized Intake or MATC do not offer emergency services. Any young person at
immediate risk of self-harming or harming others should be directed to:
MOBILE CRISIS TEAM: (204) 949-4777 or EMERGENCY 911

Manitoba First Nations Youth Council (see listing under Communications)

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc.
94 McGregor St. 318 Anderson Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2W 4V5 Winnipeg, MB R2W 1E5
Tel: (204) 925 0300 Fax: (204) 946 5042 Tel: (204) 925 0349 Fax: (204) 925
0306
Toll Free 1-888-962 6294 Email: anderson@mamawi.com
Email: mcgregor@mamawi.com

Adolescent Parent Residential Care Site
2nd floor - 743 Ellice Ave. Tel: (204) 925 0320 Fax: (204) 925 0361
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0B5 Email: blake@mamawi.com
Tel: (204) 925 0348 Fax: (204) 925 0308
Email: ellice@mamawi.com
Honouring the Spirit of Our Little Sisters
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Circle of Care Emergency Care Home Safe Home
Tel: (204) 925 4477 Fax: (204) 925 4474 Tel: (204) 925 1779 Fax: (204) 925 1771
Email: hsls@mamawi.com

Website: http://www.mamawi.com
The Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre (Ma Mawi) was given birth in the fall of 1984 by committed
community members who sought an Aboriginal solution to supporting and rebuilding
families. Since that time, the organization has grown to provide a variety of supports and
programming to accomplish these results.
All of Ma Mawi's programs and services are aimed at empowering individuals and families to
better care for themselves and each other. With the guidance of our community, we
continually seek to provide services that are relevant and meet the needs of the families we
serve.
Types of Services Ma Mawi Offers:
Youth Services:
Sons and Daughters of the Rising Sun, Four Directions Pow Wow Club, Aboriginal
Scouts, Traditional Teachings and Ceremonies, Solvent Abuse Prevention, Positive
Adolescent Sexuality Support, Young Fathers Program, Home Based Crisis
Intervention, Strong Directions - Youth Leadership, Development
Community Care Centres:
Referrals, Short Term Emergency Services, Community Drop In, Home Maker,
Services, Parenting Groups, Volunteer Program, Youth Anger, Management, Healthy
Relationships for Men, Women, & Youth Groups, Journey to Healthy Lifestyles,
 
Literacy

Children in Care:

Widening the Circle Neighbourhood Based Care, Ozosunon Nest Program, Circle of
Care Short Term Residential Care, Honouring the Spirit of Our Little Sisters
Community Based Safe House for Adolescent Females
Child Development:
Licensed Early Years (12 weeks to 2 years) day care
Community Training & Learning:
Team Building Workshop, Leadership Training, Capacity Building Workshop, PATH
planning tool (planning alternative tomorrows with hope), Mediation, Aboriginal
Culture, Women's. Men's and Couples, Retreats, Spirit of Peace
Manitoba First Nations Repatriation Program (see Southern Manitoba etc.)
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad (Our Relative's House) Tel: (204) 586 2588
Fax: (204) 589 4086
Ndinawe offers a safe, nurturing home for male and female youth ages 11-17. If you have
no place to go or you are at risk of experiencing serious physical, emotional, or spiritual
harm, or if you are vulnerable to sexual exploitation, call us at (204) 586 2588. Open 7 days
a week.

Youth Resource Centre
472 Selkirk Ave. Tel: (204) 589 5545
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M7 Fax: (204) 589 4086
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Operated by Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad, the Youth Resource Centre offers
community based resource programming to youth ages 11-25.
Main Services:
Culture Club, Drum group, Art Club, Cooking Club, Tutoring Club, Employment Services,
Food Distribution, Clothing Exchange, Sports programming, Volunteer Opportunities,
Parent Support Program, Youth Drop In.
Secondary Services:
Help support youth who are living independently or with family to find safe long term
housing, and to provide training necessary to promote youth independence and
sustainability in the community.
Skill development includes resume writing, food preparation, parenting, tutoring, etc.
Referral process: . Self referral. Family referral. Other services providers.
New Directions
400 - 491 Portage Ave. Tel: (204) 786 7051
for Children, Youth and Families
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E4 Fax: (204) 774 6468
TTY (204) 774 8541
Ndaawin (n daa win)
33 - 273 Dufferin Ave. Tel: (204) 589 2703
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2X7 Fax: (204) 589 3526
Ndaawin is a holistic program aimed at preventing the sexual exploitation of children.
Our focus will be to reach out to children 8 - 13 yrs. and educate them about sexual
exploitation, and to provide support. We are currently developing several approaches,
e.g., a puppet show, a video, youth speakers, to help families, schools, community centres,
etc., provide awareness about sexual exploitation. We will also provide children and parents
with recreational activities, cultural activities, individual and group support.
To find out more about Ndaawin call (204) 589 2703
Training Resources for Youth (see listing under Vocational Training and Employment)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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