Manitoba's post-secondary institutions and public school boards are working together to make our province a global centre of excellence for Indigenous education, research, languages and cultures. Together we have developed and committed to the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint, making excellence in Indigenous education a priority. Through this partnership, we are acting on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s recommendations, and are taking steps that will advance reconciliation in Manitoba, and across Canada.
On Friday, December 18, 2015 Manitoba's six universities, three colleges, and the Manitoba School Boards Association came together on Treaty One Territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation to sign the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint.
Since the signing of the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint a steering committee has been established to oversee and direct the development of the Five-Year Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint Implementation Plan: 2016-2021. Members of the Steering Committee are representatives of the educational partners who signed the Blueprint, the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools, the Louis Riel Institute, the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, the Manitoba Inuit Association, and the government of Manitoba.