On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 11am-1pm Central Time, the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Liaison Unit is hosting a virtual information session with Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada on the funding application process for the Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program (CSICP).
Who should attend: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit section 35 rights-bearing groups, Indigenous groups with a signed self-government agreement or modern Treaty, or any corporation, foundation, association, or other type of organization identified by an eligible recipient, to act as their agent or representative who want to learn more about this funding opportunity.
To register for this virtual information session, click here.
About the Program: The CSICP is a contribution program to support Indigenous communities in re-establishing
and revitalizing cultural spaces. These spaces aim to support self-determination, increase safety and promote Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being. The program offers opportunities for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals to access their cultures, languages and strengthen their identities. This program is funded by Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.
Budget 2021 announced $108.8 million over 2 years, starting in 2021 to 2022, to re-establish and revitalize Indigenous cultural spaces. This investment is part of the Federal Pathway, the Government of Canada’s contribution to the National Action Plan.
By investing in spaces for cultural activities that prioritize the voices of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals, the program aims to:
- promote and revitalize Indigenous cultures and identities which can contribute to fostering safe and secure communities for Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people
- support Indigenous communities in advancing their self-determination, which will help address the root causes of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals
- address the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Call to Justice 2.3, which called upon all governments to prioritize safe and meaningful access to culture and languages for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in order to restore, reclaim, and revitalize their identities
For more information, please contact:
Jenny Lay, MMIWG Liaison
MMIWG Liaison Unit
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO)
Phone: (204) 794-1413
Email: [email protected]