Recreation Manitoba acknowledges that we in Manitoba live, work and play on Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territory and on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Metis.
We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories as they are an important reminder of the obligations to and shared responsibilities with Indigenous people. We are dedicated to having conversations from a place of learning and collaboration with the Indigenous community as through education we move forward on our journey of reconciliation.
We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past and are committed to improving our relationships with the Indigenous community. Further we believe that recreation and parks can contribute to the healing and decolonizing journey we all share together.
We provide these resources to support the journey.
There are 94 Calls to Action by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. We have identified the following that recreation and parks can support, however we encourage you to identify more, #57 Professional Development and Training for Public Servants, #66 Youth Programs, #87 to #91 Sport and Reconciliation.
Resources for writing a Land Acknowledgement
Resource for working with Elders
Protocols for Traditional Gathering and Ceremonies
What are recreation and parks agencies doing?
What can recreation and parks do?
We invite your feedback on what recreation and parks can do to foster reconciliation and help us build this list.