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    Attend the Nibi (Water) Gathering from May 24-27, 2018

    A Nibi (Water) Gathering will be held from May 24-27, 2017 at the Wiigwam Teaching Lodge in Whiteshell Provincial Park. All are welcome to attend. RSVP to


    We’re Hiring!

    We currently have an opening for a Speakers Bureau and Outreach Coordinator.

    The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM) Speakers’ Bureau and Outreach Coordinator assists in the overall coordination of the Speakers’ Bureau activities; develops and implements community research strategies; develops and maintains intergovernmental and public communications activities; and provides support services for research, reporting and special events as necessary.

    Working Relationships:

    The Speakers Bureau and Outreach Coordinator will report directly to the TRCM Operations Manager.  The Speakers Bureau and Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the TRCM team in achieving its goals and objectives.


    The TRCM Speakers Bureau and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for:

    • Coordinating all Speakers’ Bureau and Community Outreach activities and events;
    • Developing, implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating a TRCM Community Outreach Strategy;
    • Assisting with the TRCM education strategy, activities and publications;
    • Collaborating with TRCM team and partners in the planning and implementation of independent research projects;
    • Fostering effective working relationships with First Nations communities and organizations, all levels of government, and public and private sector organizations;
    • Developing consultative networks with various federal, provincial, and First Nations governments and maintaining open lines of communication for dissemination of information among TRCM partners;
    • Participating in committees, working groups and community events as requested;
    • Representing the TRCM at public relations events and community activities, including public speaking;
    • Responding to public inquiries and disseminating information to federal, provincial, First Nation and municipal government departments, and the general-public;
    • Developing, facilitating, and/or assisting in research for the purpose of producing research reports, briefing notes, discussion papers, project and budget proposals, and work plans;
    • Monitoring, evaluating and providing regular reports on project and program activities;
    • Analyzing, synthesizing and summarizing material and data for presentation to senior management; and
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Certificate or university degree in Social Sciences or related field with administration and social science research, and/or a combination of equivalent education and a minimum of three years related experience;
    • Experience working in/with an Aboriginal community or organization;
    • In depth knowledge of Manitoba Treaties;
    • In depth knowledge of First Nations aspirations, values, culture, issues and concerns;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, audio & digital recording technologies and multi-media software programs;
    • Experience in applied research, data base management and cataloging;
    • Demonstrated excellence relating to interpersonal, organizational, analytical, presentation, and time management skills including written and verbal communications;
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting, especially under deadlines;
    • A valid driver’s license, the use of a personal vehicle, the ability and willingness to travel and work outside regular office hours as required; and
    • Ability to speak, read and write in a First Nation language regional to Manitoba is desired.

    SALARY RANGE:  Commensurate with experience and education.

    Closing Date: March 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  No applications will be accepted after this deadline. 

    Please submit your cover letter and resume with three letters of reference to:

    Attention: Jaime Wolfe, Operations Manager
    Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba
    400-175 Hargrave St., Winnipeg, MB. R3C 3R8
    Fax: (204) 777-1874

    Your cover letter and resume must clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements.  No phone calls please.  We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

    The closing date is March 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  No applications will be accepted after this deadline. 


    Treaty Commissioner Visits Manitoba RCMP

    Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross made a presentation to the RCMP on Treaties and the Treaty Relationship earlier today. The two officers in the photo with her are Sergeant Alex Bear and Corporal Lester V. Houle of the RCMP Aboriginal Policing Services, “D” Division.

    New Episode of Let’s Talk Treaty on February 21

    Tune in Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 pm for a new episode of Let’s Talk Treaty! This week, Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross and guest Elder Fred Kelly will discuss the Anishinaabe in Treaty 3 on NCI FM – The Spirit of Manitoba. The episode will be rebroadcast on Sunday morning at 11:00 am.











    New Episode of Let’s Talk Treaty! on February 7

    Tune in Wednesday, February 7 at 12:30 pm for a new episode of Let’s Talk Treaty! Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross and guest Jarvis Brownlie will discuss Treaty 5 and the adhesions to Treaty 5 on NCI FM. The episode will be rebroadcast on Sunday morning at 11:00 am.









    Manitoba Human Rights Awards Announces 2017 Recipients



    The Human Rights Commitment Award recognizes a person or group who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the rights of Manitobans, beyond the work they do in their paid job or position. Alaya works at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and is currently on the Winnipeg Police Board. Alaya is an advocate for human rights MORE >

    2016-2017 Treaty Education Initiative Training Schedule

    We are pleased to post the TEI training schedule for the upcoming 2016-2017 fiscal year. Thank you to all school partners that have requested training.

    Please continue to follow us on the Treaty Education Journey.

    10 Yr Anniversary Open House – May 5, 2015

    On behalf of Treaty Commissioner James Wilson, the TRCM cordially invites you to join in the celebrations of ‘A Decade of Bringing Manitoban’s Together’; an Open House event to honour the 10 Year Anniversary of the TRCM, the Treaties and the Treaty relationship on May 5, 2015. This event will take place at the TRCM office located at 400-175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

    The TRCM would like to make special note that photographs will be taken during the event; please consider. As well, the TRCM will be collecting dry-good items for the Winnipeg Harvest if you would kindly make a donation.

    TRCM 10 Yr Anniversary Open House


    Sharing in Success: Working Together to Build Partnerships

    Sharing in Success:
    Working Together to Build PartnershipsTRCM_WFP 2015 Sharing in Success Cover

    Humour. Who would think it’s the bridge we need to get us all talking? But for two Manitobans, one a stand-up comedian, the other a university professor, laughter is just the ticket for building healthier relationships and successful partnerships.

    Entitled Sharing in Success, Working Together to Build Partnerships, this magazine builds on the long history of partnerships between First Nations and Europeans in Canada. Stories featuring the efforts of countless First Nation people who are creating stronger relationships and successful partnerships between First Nations and non-First Nations are at the heart of 3rd edition of the supplement. Created jointly by the Winnipeg Free Press and the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, it will be distributed in April 2015.

    While relationships between First Nations and non-aboriginals have not always been smooth sailing, there’s a renaissance underway in Manitoba and the best is yet to come as we strive to create stronger, more unified communities. If we do nothing else, we should allow ourselves to be led by our young people who are willing to shake the bonds of negativity and misunderstanding by drawing on our mutually shared and successful history together. In that, there is endless potential.


    Creating Opportunities: First Nations Contribute to Manitoba’s Economic Success

    On April 19, 2014, the TRCM developed a supplement to the Winnipeg Free Press: Creating Opportunities: First Nations Contribute to Manitoba’s Economic Success.

    The TRCM created this opportunity to showcase the vibrant, successful and contributing business leaders, academics and tradespeople of the day implementing what was intended in the Treaties – opportunities, self-reliance and independence.

    ‘It is time to honour and celebrate economic partnerships intended in the Treaties’ – James Wilson, Treaty Commissioner

    Please read on to discover success stories from individuals who believe they are where they are precisely BECAUSE of who they are, what they know and what they believe in.

    View Flipbook on the Winnipeg Free Press