Common Ground, Stronger Voices

IRCOM is actively engaged in trying to build bridges between the Newcomer community in Winnipeg and the Indigenous community that has been here since time immemorial. Below are some resources to help newcomers gain a better understanding of our Indigenous neighbours.

Groundwork for Change is a website that aims to help non-Indigenous peoples live in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and build just relationships together.

CBC’s 8th Fire website – “A 500 year old relationship … coming out of conflict, colonialism and denial. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo called 8th Fire, “very, very powerful.” He said, “I was personally very emotionally moved by watching this documentary.” Learn more about 8th fire.

MCC has put together a resource called Indigenous Peoples of Manitoba: a guide for newcomers.