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Jun 18, 2018 @ 9:57|

March 19, 2018 - Changes Will Lead to Development of Culturally-Specific Models of Customary Care: Fielding  he Manitoba government has introduced initial amendments to The Child and Family Services (CFS) Act that would allow Indigenous communities to create care plans for children that recognize and reflect their unique customs, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today. [...]

Celebrating COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 33rd Annual General Meeting & Community Celebration

Jun 15, 2018 @ 9:00|

MaMawi-33rd AGM Poster 2018Celebrating COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 33rd Annual General Meeting & Community Celebration     June 29th, 2018 The King Street Community Gathering Place 445 KING STREET WINNIPEG MANITOBA 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon 12:00 - 1:00 PM 12:00 - 4:00 PM Board of Director Elections / Registration Business Meeting Community Celebration * Free BBQ hotdogs, Bouncy [...]

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg launch new mental health program

May 18, 2018 @ 15:58|

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg launch new mental health program Bell Let’s Talk and Unifor are pleased to announce a donation totalling $200,000 to Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre (Ma Mawi) and CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg to support the launch of the Strengthening Wellness Education to Love Life (SWELL) program. “The mental health [...]

Winnipeg trio sheds light on supporting victims of sexual exploitation

May 3, 2018 @ 18:02|

Winnipeg trio sheds light on supporting victims of sexual exploitation Raised by a single mother who struggled with drug and alcohol addictions, Carrie Blaydon remembers being left home alone at just six years of age while her mom went out drinking. Despite learning how to take care of herself at a young age, she started getting [...]

Diane Redsky to Receive Award from Governor General Tuesday

Nov 10, 2016 @ 17:14|

Governor General David Johnston is coming to Winnipeg Tuesday to present awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case to six recipients from across the country. The ceremony, usually held in Ottawa, will be conducted this year in the chamber of the Manitoba Legislative Building to mark the 100th anniversary of Manitoba women receiving the right to vote. PHIL [...]

Police Chief Danny Smyth Promises to Work with Indigenous Female Leaders

Nov 9, 2016 @ 16:01|

CBC NEWS Winnipeg's new police chief Danny Smyth is promising improved relationships between police and female Indigenous leaders. Smyth was sworn in Tuesday at a ceremony led by Mayor Brian Bowman, Chief Judge Margaret Wiebe, Police Board Chair Jeff Browaty, and other dignitaries at city hall. During his speech, Smyth told the audience he has come to admire groups led [...]

Winnipeg Police Board Indigenous Council

Nov 8, 2016 @ 14:59|

Jackie Anderson has accepted the nomination to join the Winnipeg Police Service's Indigenous Advisory Council for a two year term. Jackie has been employed with the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre for a total of 16 years and she currently works as the Children in Care Coordinator.  She is passionate about her work with children [...]

Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case

Oct 20, 2016 @ 16:31|

Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case In 1929, after two years of legal debate, Canada's highest court of appeal declared that the word "person" included both women and men. The decision was made by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Great Britain and made it possible for women to serve in [...]

With 63 First Nations on the books, time for a new chapter

Sep 26, 2016 @ 15:10|

Winnipeg Free Press: WINNIPEG – Karyn Davis told the Free Press in 2009 her dream was to put the Dolly Parton Imagination Library into every First Nation in Manitoba. Mission accomplished. Peguis and Nelson House First Nations signed up in July to become the program’s 62nd and 63rd indigenous communities. SUBMITTED PHOTOHailee Desjarlais, with mom Erin, and [...]

Family members of missing and murdered women and girls react to inquiry

Aug 3, 2016 @ 15:15|

APTN National News: WINNIPEG – It’s an emotional day for family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Details of the national inquiry set to begin in September were announced Wednesday morning. Bernadette Smith, who’s sister Claudette Osborne went missing in 2008, said she’s feeling positive. “I want to have faith in these five [...]