Federal government funds grassroots reconciliation initiative in Winnipeg
The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, announced the recipients of Heritage Canada 150 awards on April 28, one of which went to a project headed by Dean Emeritus Raymond Currie.
Currie, in partnership with Indigenous Peoples, is directing the project Circles for Reconciliation, which received $45,000 from the federal government to lead discussion groups on reconciliation. The project, which aims to establish trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples, has also received support from The Winnipeg Foundation.
Circles for Reconciliation is a grassroots initiative that will create 100 discussion groups in Winnipeg in the next two years; 18 are already completed – one of which was composed of undergraduate students in the Faculty of Architecture. (Learn how you can get involved by clicking here.)