The committee reviews Welcoming Winnipeg requests and provides input and advice on creating new, adding to, or removing/renaming historical markers and place names to resolve the absence of Indigenous perspectives, experiences, and contributions in the stories remembered and commemorated.
Following the committee’s review, its recommendations are presented to City Council for consideration.
If you are interested in applying for this unique opportunity, one of the qualifications is having done professional or community work with interest and expertise in Winnipeg’s history and the ongoing impacts and legacy of colonization, locally and internationally.
It is also valuable if you have skills, education, and experience in specific areas such as research, project evaluation, and policy analysis that would allow you to contribute to committee recommendations and influence change.
A full list of qualifications can be found on the application and the deadline to apply is November 24.
If you would like to be involved with the committee’s work but are unable to serve as a member, you’re encouraged to provide your thoughts on Welcoming Winnipeg requests.