Issue 74, Made in Manitoba


The non-violent volunteer group was once a force in the 1990s. It was only after the murder of Tina Fontaine last year that the Bear Clan Patrol decided to reform and get back out on the streets. The name “Bear Clan Patrol” comes from one of the clans in traditional governance systems in that part of the continent. Different clans ... Read More »

Aboriginal Designers Cooperative

On September 2, 2015 the Aboriginal Designers Cooperative opened its doors, located on the main floor of Neechi Commons at 865 Main Street, Winnipeg Manitoba. The cooperative is made up of 6 Aboriginal Designers from Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. The cooperative is brand new. It began with a conversation Iris Lauzon (of Iris Lauzon Designs) had with a few designers, ... Read More »

Dr. Annette Trimbee

Dr. Annette Trimbee President and Vice-Chancellor University of Winnipeg Dr. Annette Trimbee assumed the role of President and Vice-Chancellor at The University of Winnipeg on August 1, 2014. Dr. Trimbee was Deputy Minister of Service Alberta.Dr. Trimbee also served as the Deputy Minister of Treasury Board and Finance, Treasury Board and Enterprise, and Advanced Education and Technology in Alberta. She ... Read More »

Mae Louise Campbell

Elder in Residence at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Social Work and Red River College, from 2012 to 2014, she was part of the National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Canadian Girls. The elder was also named to the Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle and she is the only Manitoba recipient of the 2016 Indspire Awards, receiving the award ... Read More »


KENT BROWN From Fisher River Cree Nation, in Manitoba,Kent started boxing twenty plus years ago. His hero growing up was Muhammad Ali, and that is what started his interest in the sport. He grew up in the north end of Winnipeg,a very dangerous neighborhood with drugs, alcohol and gangs. Of course, there were good times too, growing up with cousins ... Read More »


Kym Gouchie Singer/Songwriter Kym Gouchie is from the Lheidli T’enneh Nation near Prince George, British Columbia. She is a mother of four adult children and six grandchildren. She utilizes her eclectic background to inspire her as she combines elements of traditional, folk and country to create a unique voice. Raised among musicians, Kym spent several years performing with ‘Iskwew’ meaning ... Read More »

Unique Places

Neechi Commons Neechi Commons is a community business complex, located at 865 Main Street, that includes a full-range neighbourhood supermarket; produce courtyard, restaurant,bakery, catering services, specialty foods,Aboriginal books, arts, crafts, music and clothing, and a seasonal farmers market. Neechi Commons was deliberately developed in this part of the city to foster neighbourhood revitalization and to provide economic opportunities for Aboriginal ... Read More »

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