The City of Selkirk is on Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis Nation.
As we work towards reconciliation, it’s important to recognize Canada’s history and acknowledge the harms and wrongs this includes. We reflect on what it means to be Canadian and how that experience has been and continues to be inequitable for many. We reflect on what sort of Canada do we want to build together, for the future.
Selkirk has a vibrant Indigenous population that has shaped our community and we are so proud of that. The City of Selkirk aims to plan an event that allows the community to come together in a welcoming and educational space. All Canadian’s are encouraged to take time to learn, and reflect on how they can contribute to reconciliation.
Please visit the Indigenous educational resources below. A full schedule of activities will be announced in June 2023.
Indigenous People of Manitoba – A Guide for Newcomers
A comprehensive guide about the languages and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada. Contains history of the residential schools, the treaties, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and current issues.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission:
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
An archive which includes records created or collected by the TRC during its mandate, a memorial of residential school students, several exhibits, and educational resources. The website aims to help Survivors, their families, educators, researchers, and the public understand the residential school system and hope to foster reconciliation and healing.
Reports from the TRC can be read here https://nctr.ca/records/reports/
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action
PDF document outlining the calls to action presented to the Canadian government.
United Nations Declaration:
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Indigenous Peoples
Describes the history of the declaration, and its purpose.
History of Treaty Lands:
Treaties with Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Differentiates between the numbered treaties and other treaties created in Canada and the US. Describes specific historical events as they relate to various treaties, such as the Selkirk Treaty of 1817. A section is designated to the Numbered Treaties. Maps are included.
A map designating the locations of each of the numbered treaties. This article discusses the history of the treaties, and the effects, and artifacts.
First Nations and Treaty Areas in Manitoba
A map locating treaty land areas in Manitoba.
Explains what Treaty 1 is, how it was formed, who is involved, and describes what the members of Treaty One are doing to protect and strengthen treaty rights.
The National Residential School Crisis Line:
Wa-Say Healing Centre:
Assists former Indian Residential School students and their families in accessing emotional health and wellness support services.
Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg:
204-924-3700 | http://ahwc.ca/
Counselling, sharing circles, traditional teachings, ceremonies.
Mental Health Counselling - First Nation & Inuit Health Branch:
Manitoba region: 204-983-4571 or 1-800-665-8507 toll-free
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Inquiry Support Line:
1-844-413-6649 | [email protected]
Kids Help Phone:
1-800-668-6868 | Text TALK to 686868
Disability Supports for First Nations People Living On-Reserve
Manidoonsag Imaa Mikinaako-Minisiing Sacred Spirits of Turtle Island
Commemorates the history and legacy of the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls & Two-Spirited.
Anishnaabe Mashkiki Gitigaan or The People's Medicine Garden
Manitoba Ave. East, pocket park
Healing space for the whole community.
Mashkawigaabawid Abinoojiiyag—Stand Strong Children
Commemorates the history and legacy of residential schools and their survivors.
The Healing Path
Depicts 7 sacred teachings and animals associated with these teachings.
Manitoba Ave. East, pocket park
Represents many of Manitoba’s endangered species, includes elements of Indigenous cultures.
Nookoomis Gikinoo’amaagoowinan – Grandmother’s Teachings
Downstairs Young Minds, 222 Manitoba Ave. Selkirk
Shows unconditional love and guidance from grandmothers and how they instill teachings to provide protection for individuals affected by missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
Looking to showcase your culinary talents and serve up delicious food to hungry crowds? Contact us today to become a food vendor at Selkirk’s Canada Day! Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of Selkirk’s biggest event of the year – apply today!