Native Assembly 2014 - Tours

The Forks

Located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, The Forks has been a special meeting place for over 6000 years: initially for many First Nations, and since colonization, for the Métis buffalo hunters, European fur traders, Scottish settlers, riverboat workers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants. At the forks we will hear from Indigenous storytellers and singers, enjoy the many sites, smells and sounds of this place that continues to attract more than four million people each year.

Fort Whyte

Very close to our gathering place at Canadian Mennonite University on the edge of the city, Fort Whyte is a nature preserve that promotes awareness of the natural world and how we might live sustainably. Host to an array of indigenous animals, trees and plants, guests get to enjoy the rich diversity of life in southern Manitoba.

Indigenous Inner City

About 12% of Winnipeg’s population is Indigenous. On this tour, we will visit a site of urban Indigenous strength - Neechi Commons, a food co-op and speciality store – and gather round four amazing teachers who will share about Idle No More and the paths towards renewing our Treaty relationship. Thank you Leah Gazan, Michael Kannon, Niigaan Sinclair and Jamie Wilson.

Manitoba Museum

An amazing place to learn the long history of Manitoba. Discover how this land was an ancient tropical sea some 450 million years ago; see how Indigenous Nations lived for thousands of years prior to colonization; ponder the dramatic changes that have taken place over the last 143 years since the land was Treatied.