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Indigenous Relations Division

Indigenous Relations Division

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Committed to enhancing our relationship with and providing opportunities for Winnipeg's Indigenous population, the City of Winnipeg has strengthened, enhanced and expanded our commitment through the creation of the Indigenous Relations Division (IRD).

The Indigenous Relations Division is mandated to provide leadership and experience from an Indigenous perspective on civic programs, services, and initiatives that support and address the needs of Winnipeg's Indigenous community; now and into the future.


Some of the current initiatives we are working on are:

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Last update: October 1, 2019
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Winnipeg derives its name from the Cree word of 'win' for muddy and 'nippee' for water. An Indigenous trading centre prior to the arrival of the Europeans, Winnipeg was at the heart of the country's fur trade and instrumental in developing Canada's gateway to the west.

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