Paving the path towards reconciliation in Downtown Winnipeg

Winnipeg is composed of Canada’s largest First Nations and Métis population. They city of Winnipeg and its citizens are working to produce initiatives that represent and create space for conversation in attempt to pave a path for reconciliation for Indigenous people.

In the past two years Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and its partners created two Indigenous gardens hoping to provide connections to Indigenous culture while improving the visual landscape of downtown.

 
 Photo: Trevor Brine/CBC

Photo: Trevor Brine/CBC

 

In summer 2016, the Downtown Biz also introduced an Indigenous Artwalk through downtown’s streets to discover and promote creations by Indigenous artists. Their work displayed a vision to build a more inclusive, diverse, and artful downtown. The theme of the Artwalk is not only to ‘welcome’ people to Downtown Winnipeg but also see the diversity of Indigenous culture.

 
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