Indigenous Community Fundraisers & Solidarity Campaigns - WPG
Updated: July 12, 2017
We recommend you check this page regularly for updates.
We recommend you check this page regularly for updates.
Brenda Osborne Walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
July 19 - July 29, 2017
ends at the No Stone Unturned Concert, The Forks
Brenda can be contacted by message on Facebook.
A copy of the letter below can be downloaded here.
Support the 9th annual No Stone Unturned Concert
July 29, 2017
From the Facebook event page:
"The family & friends of Claudette Osborne-Tyo (missing since July 25, 2008) hosts its 9th annual "No Stone Unturned" free concert & feast in honour of Manitoba's Missing & Murdered and their families.
Live performances are scheduled throughout the day & evening, with 50/50, silent auction, a feast, followed by a candlelight vigil.
Please come out to show your support to the families and friends of Manitoba's Missing & Murdered and help raise awareness for the ever growing crisis.
You can also help by spreading word of this event by inviting others and sharing this event to your wall and networks.
If you'd like to volunteer a performance, or anything for our event's silent auction please, contact one of Facebook event page admins. (Bernadette Smith, Sabrina Leister, Sara D. Brasseur or Krishna Lalbiharie).
Note that we are also looking for volunteers to help throughout the day for set-up, clean-up, takedown, etc.
***Financial donations can be made through pay pal to firstname.lastname@example.org "
LEGAL FEES FOR ERROL GREENE INQUEST
"We're raising funds for the ongoing legal costs associated with the inquest into Errol Greene's death happening later in 2017. The inquest will come before the civil suit, and only the latter will be pro-bono. There is a chance that the civil suit, if won, could include damages for the costs of legal representation in the inquest. However, we would also need to put money raised here towards other costs that will not be covered during the inquest, such as childcare, transportation, etc. The legal costs are impossible to estimate but could be up to $25,000."
For complete information visit the fundraising website:
LET'S HONOUR OUR CHILDREN
"Recently, my colleague Jaron Hart and I visited Sayisi Dene First Nation to discuss child welfare reform and Jordan's Principle. We were there to ask what they wanted for the children and families in the community. The main theme that consistently came up was building a playground for the children. The community has suffered due to the relocation from their traditional territory. Historically, they were moved to a location outside of Churchill, Manitoba but moved themselves back to their territory. This was very traumatic for the community as their relocation was unilaterally decided and many hardships were endured during this difficult period.
All children deserve a fun and safe space to play; to be children and let their imaginations guide them. Unfortunately the children of Sayisi Dene First Nation are not rewarded the luxury of a safe and functioning playground many of us enjoyed as children. We have decided to do what we can to get a playground built for the children. We want to honor the children in Sayisi Dene First Nation with getting a new playground built."
Visit the fundraising site for more information or contact Kyra Wilson at email@example.com and Jaron Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Save Neechi Collective is group of concerned individuals, organizations and businesses who want to protect a valuable community asset." Visit their Facebook page here.
WINNIPEG THUNDERBIRD HOUSE RENEWAL
A description of the fundraising efforts and what they are trying to accomplish is available on the fundraising website.
Organizer(s): Thunderbird House
Fundraising website(s): https://www.gofundme.com/WpgThunderbird?rcid=e8c0bf50240040d2bd1fb72abadd8aa9
BEAR CLAN PATROL
Grassroots community members organized to do neighbourhood patrols, supporting community members as needed. Raising funds to ensure all volunteers have the equipment (safety vests, etc.) and training (First Aid, etc.) needed.
The Bear Clan Patrol operated in Winnipeg in the 1990s. "Organizer(s): Bear Clan Patrol. See Facebook page. No Facebook account needed.
Today's resurgence of the Bear Clan Patrol is in response to our communities need to protect its young women and children."
Fundraising website(s): Go Fund Me site
Twice-monthly serving of lunch to community members. Got Bannock? is a registered Canadian charity. Through its work it feeds approximately 200 people at each of its lunch dates.
Note: catering services no longer provided.
Website: Got Bannock?
Find out about serving dates, food donation needs and catering work. Has information about how to make cash donations. Got Bannock? is a registered charity
Facebook: Got Bannock? Facebook group
No Facebook account needed.
MERCHANTS CORNER - capital campaign
"Merchants Corner will become a key component in what many of us are thinking of as a “North End Community Campus” on Selkirk Avenue. The North End Community Campus will include the University of Manitoba’s Inner City Social Work Program (which has produced 500 fully qualified social workers drawn from low-income circumstances over the past 30 years) at 485 Selkirk Avenue, Urban Circle Training Centre (perhaps Canada’s best Aboriginal adult education program) at 519 Selkirk Avenue, and the Makoonsag Intergenerational Childcare Centre, which offers priority to students with children, at 527 Selkirk Avenue."
Fundraising website: themerch.ca
MERCHANTS CORNER - programming funds
"We hope to raise $20,000 by December 31, 2017, and these funds will go towards Oji-Cree language programming for pre-school children and their parents and grandparents, as well as other community-driven cultural and educational programs that are consistent with the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report."
Fundraising website: via the University of Winnipeg Foundation
HONOURING A QUIET WARRIOR
Scholarship fund at the University of Winnipeg in honour of Larry Morrisette
"...the Larry Morrissette Memorial Scholarship has been established. This annual scholarship will be awarded to Indigenous students in UW’s Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies who meet three criteria: financial need, strong academic performance, and active and positive involvement in Winnipeg’s inner city. The scholarship will lead to more Indigenous people saying about university education in the North End, as Larry did: “It transformed my life.”
Fundraising website: Honouring a Quiet Warrior
The events, initiatives and fundraisers listed on the site have been shared by Indigenous community members and/or solidarity groups, and/or were listed in public postings. We list many different kinds of events and fundraisers - from art shows to author talks, community gatherings to marches, demonstrations and more.
Not all events and gatherings happening in Winnipeg will necessarily be listed on this page (we know we won't hear about everything).
View a calendar of community events - including one-time fundraisers - here.
Visit a list of ongoing Indigenous community initiatives here.
If you have an event, fundraiser or ongoing initiative you would like to submit, visit the Suggest a Resource; Submit an Event page.
Events, initiatives and fundraisers are shared for information purposes only and are not necessarily endorsed by the individuals maintaining this website.