Eagle’s Eye View – United Way Winnipeg releases second scan of Indigenous life in Winnipeg

Eagle’s Eye View Second Edition is a comprehensive environmental scan of Winnipeg’s Indigenous population, with new information gathered since Eagle’s Eye View was first published in 2004.

Leaders and innovators from throughout Winnipeg joined host and Chair Christine Pierre for the launch at Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Wednesday, June 23, 2010.

“There continues to be interest, demand and use for up-to-date and relevant information on the Aboriginal community in Winnipeg,” said Dr. Judy Bartlett, a respected Metis researcher, health administrator and family doctor, who provided intellectual oversight for the report. “The second edition developed from the need to capture new information and build on our original objective: to enhance knowledge, understanding, trust and relationships within and between the Aboriginal community, United Way and the broader population in Winnipeg.”

By shining a light on the successes, challenges and opportunities for First Nation, Metis and Inuit people in our city, Eagle’s Eye View Second Edition intends to help inform and influence policy in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

“I used Eagle’s Eye View to introduce the Aboriginal community to my co-workers who serve and work with the community,” said Terry Grey, a Recreation Coordinator in the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Services Division. “Some of my co-workers used the first edition to inform program design and delivery. Many times, I’ve referred to the lists of Aboriginal organizations, supports and programs for all ages.”

Neither a study nor a commentary, the scan, published by United Way Winnipeg, is presented without analysis and includes information from a number of existing sources.

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