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The Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg (ACW) came into existence in June 1990, as a result of the amalgamation of the Winnipeg Council of Treaty and Status Indians and the Urban Indian Association of Manitoba. It was further motivated by the desire to “form one representative political organization for the Aboriginal people of Winnipeg” (Robinson, ACW Letter, 1990).
The mission of the ACW is to give power to the Indigenous community of Winnipeg in order to help strengthen individual and group potentiality. The vision of the ACW is to see the urban Indigenous community of Winnipeg thrive in a natural, healthy way, with vitality and room to grow. The organization also advocates for education, training and employment, women, and youth, and further addresses emerging issues and promotes economic development (Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg, www.abcouncil.org/about-us-cfm, 2011). The organization is still active and continues to serve and represent the interests of the Indigenous community of Winnipeg.
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Robinson, E., Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg Letter, November 28, 1990). A2013-086, MSS 399, ACW Minutes, 1990-1994, Box 5, file 27.
Loxley, John, Aboriginal People in Winnipeg Economy, 1994/1996)
Neeginan Centre online
Indigenous Organizations in Manitoba: A directory of groups and programs organized by or for First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.