Canadian Mini Series Little Bird to be aired in the USA

The 2023 Canadian mini series, Little Bird, about the the "60's Scoop", was filmed in Manitoba. Episodes were shot in Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation and Winnipeg. The Story is about a young girl who was taken away by Child Welfare Authorities in 1968 from a Saskatchewan First Nation community and sent to a Montreal Jewish family and her attempts to reconcile with her Indigenous community. A TV Critic for the Los Angeles Times, Robert Lloyd, referred to Little Bird as a powerful exploration of contemporary Canadian socials ills like the "Sixties Scoop" and assimilation. While these sociological phenomena…

Indigenous Speaks: My very personal story

"Having open and honest conversations, is where we can each contribute to and support change." Carrie Pacey Manitoba Government Employee Carrie Pacey is an FNIM provincial government employee of twenty-three years currently working in the Department of Consumer Protection and Government Services. She was a participant from the first Sharing Circle (ending December 2022) held with the Manitoba Government employees. Carrie supplied us with an impassioned testimonial about her whole Circles experience and her background. She also shared some interesting facts about her roots. "I am a member of the Esquimalt First Nation in BC and can trace my roots…

Inuit

https://youtu.be/fpHo5uC4V1AInuit Throat Singer Nikki KomaksiutiksakNikki is an Inuit woman from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut and the Executive Director of Tunngasugit, Western Canada’s first Inuit Resource Centre, Nikki is an experienced throat singer and a teacher of Inuit history and culture. Nikki has also been selected by Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada as the 2023 Inuk Woman of the Year. Nikki has participated in a number of international events, and at such prestigious venues as the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg; always sharing her identity and teaching about her Canadian Inuit Culture. The Inuit of Canada are an integral part of…
City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg

Reconciliation is about resilience. It’s also about honoring the truth and reconciling for the future, and I was very pleased to declare 2016 as the Year of Reconciliation for Winnipeg. It is my hope this will build on the years of important work undertaken by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and all of Winnipeg’s grassroots organizations toward reconciling our collective past. I have been excited by Winnipeggers’ warm and dynamic response so far to this being the Year of Reconciliation. From Indigenous Elders and community organizations, to members of our immigrant and newcomers’ communities, and to young people I’ve talked with in high schools all across…
Province of Manitoba

Province of Manitoba

“The reconciliation process has exposed the wrongs of the past, and has illuminated the opportunities for the future. The active participation of Indigenous Manitobans in our economy is a pathway to prosperity for our province. I applaud Circles for Reconciliation for providing leadership in the development of opportunities for partnership, innovation and ultimately, success, in the pursuit of economic development for all Manitobans.” - Manitoba Premier (Past) Brian Pallister