Native Assembly 2014 - Registration

UPDATE (July 14): 230 people are pre-registered! Can't attend the whole event? You can still register for an evening or just one day by calling Ingrid at 1-866-888-6785.

UPDATE: There's been some confusion that Native Assembly is for Indigenous folks only. In fact, it's for non-Native folks too! Please help us pass on the word that EVERYONE is invited! -Thanks.

We encourage you to register online if possible. The deadline for registration has been extended to July 4, 2014.

There is no registration fee for Native Assembly, but we are asking those who are able to offer $150 (per adult) to cover the costs of the event.

Further Information

Customs Information

Travelers to and from Canada will be required to have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter the United States. Other secure, accepted documents include your birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, or a Certificate of Indian Status along with photo identification.

For air travel, it is recommended that you carry a valid passport as it may be required by your airline or alternative transportation authority, for passports are the only universally-accepted identification document.

Traveling with Children

For border-crossing purposes, due to international concern over child abduction, children traveling with one parent, grandparents or other guardians should carry proof of custody or letters from the non-accompanying parent(s) authorizing travel. (This is in addition to proof of the child's citizenship.) Travelers without such documentation may experience delays when seeking admission to another country. Any person under the age of 18 and traveling alone should carry a letter from his/her parent or guardian authorizing the trip. Travelers without such documentation may experience delays at the Port of Entry.

Health Insurance

We recommend that participants from outside of Canada have valid medical coverage. We hope this will not be needed, but better to be prepared.

MCC Infant Care Kits

It’s a Native Assembly tradition to collect relief kits for those in need. This year, we are collecting “Infant Care Kits.” MCC distributes infant care kits to hospitals, clinics and refugee camps. Kits are given to mothers who use the items to help their infants get a good start in places such as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), El Salvador and Serbia.

If you’re able, please bring the following along in a new cloth bag:
Contents (NEW items only, size 3-9 months)

  • 2 gowns/sleepers (flannel or similar warm, soft material)
  • 2 undershirts/onesies (short or long sleeves)
  • 4 cloth diapers (flat-fold preferred)
  • 1 receiving blanket (lightweight fleece or flannel; minimum 36 in)
  • 4 safety pins(2 in)
  • 1 large bar mild soap (leave in wrapper)
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 cap
Bring a Reusable Mug/Cup

To care for the environment, please remember to bring a reusable mug. There will be no paper or plastic cups on site.

Fun things to do!

If you are interested in staying around Winnipeg for a few days, there are lots of great things to see and do.