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Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg fonds
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CA UMASC MSS 399
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- Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg
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13.5 m of textual records and other media, including photographs, electronic records and audio-visual records.
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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.
The transfer of the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg records was facilitaed as part of the Urban Aboriginal Archiving Project through Jesse Boiteau in 2013.
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Fonds consists of correspondence, proposals, research papers, agreements, by-laws, constitutions and newspapers. The fonds documents the ACW's history, as well as its activities and functions, mainly in Manitoba, as they relate to conferences, education, affiliations, justice, administration, elections, health, sports, programs, events, youth, elders, economic development, governance, human rights, residential school experiences, among others.
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The fonds contains sensitive material. Restrictions are listed in the finding aid. Please contact the Archives for further information.
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Initial processing (including the inventory and the creation of the series structure) by Jesse Boiteau (2013)
Processing and finding aid completed by Cameron Longo (2018).