United Way releases second scan of Aboriginal life in Winnipeg

June 23, 2010

United Way of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal Relations Council (ARC) is celebrating the release of Eagle’s Eye View Second Edition – a comprehensive environmental scan of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal population – featuring new information gathered since Eagle’s Eye View was first published in 2004.

Comm news - Eagle's Eye View 2010Leaders and innovators from throughout Winnipeg joined host and ARC 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 Aboriginal 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 is presented without analysis and includes information from a number of existing sources.

Since Eagle’s Eye View was first released in 2004, United Way’s investment in Aboriginal-led programs and strategies has increased from just over $610,000 to more than $1.3 million.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the creation of this document.

To request paper copies, or to learn more about the Aboriginal Relations Council or the Aboriginal Relations Strategy, please contact United Way’s Aboriginal Relations Manager by phone at (204) 477-5360 or by email at Uway[at]UnitedWayWinnipeg.mb.ca. We’d also like to hear how you plan to use Eagle’s Eye View Second Edition in your personal and professional lives.

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