The Indian and Metis Friendhip Centre fonds

An Inventory of Its Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Charlotte Nelson, Kerri Johnston, and Jesse Boiteau
The Indian and Metis Friendship Centre
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(August 2013)

Finding aid encoded by Charlotte Nelson and Kerri Johnston (August 2013)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Title:
The Indian and Metis Friendship Centre fonds

Dates:
1951-2010

Quantity:
2.47 m of textual records and other material including 955 photos, 169 strips of negatives, 1 floppy disk, 6 compact disks, 2 digital video disks

Identification:
MSS 395, PC 343,, EL 51 (A 13-70)

English, French and Ojibwe

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Administrative History of The Indian an d Metis Friendship Centre

The Winnipeg Indian and Metis Friendship Centre (IMFC) was the first Friendship Centre in Canada. The IMFC's constitution was drafted in 1959 by the offices of the Urban Indian Association, who became the first board of directors, along with the members of the funding organizations and churches. The IMFC was officially opened on April 15th, 1959 at 376 Donald Street. It was created in response to a growing Aboriginal and Metis population in Winnipeg and out of a need for specialized social and economic services. Over its history, the IMFC has developed and supported many programs and services in health, housing, employment, education, and continues to design solutions for the betterment of the indigenous community. The IMFC has also acted as a cultural center, providing supportive services in friendship, and aspires to empower the community by taking action on issues affecting Aboriginal peoples. As a non-profit organization, the IMFC was jointly funded by the Federal Government, and The Winnipeg Foundation. In 1972 it became a member of The National Association of Friendship Centre’s, the unifying representative body for The Friendship Centre Movement. In 1992, the IMFC moved to 45 Robinson Street where it continues to provide community services to its members. Today, there are a total of 119 Friendship Centre’s in urban centers providing invaluable services, activities, and advocating on behalf of Aboriginal peoples.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The fonds consist of 6 boxes of textual records that have been divided into the following series: Programs, IMFC Events, IMFC Correspondences, IMFC Board of Directors, IMFC Meetings, and IMFC Publicatons. The fonds also consist of 3 boxes of photographs and 1 box of electronic files. The content of the textual records portray a number of donations/requests, significant correspondence from programs, AGM's and events such as the Litehouse project, Healthy Baby, annual pow-wows, wall of honour, and a brief history of the centre itself.

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Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on access are indicated on individual file folders.

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Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may apply

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Custodial History

The records of The Indian and Metis Friendship Centre fonds were sent to to be archived at The University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections in 2013

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Detailed Description of the Collection

[ 1951-2010 ]

BoxFolder
11 IMFC Programs, Healthy Baby Progress Reports 2003
2 IMFC Programs, Healthy Baby 2003-2004
3 IMFC Programs, Healthy Baby 2004-2005
4 IMFC Programs, Healthy Baby 2004-2007
5 IMFC Programs, Parent Child 2004
6 IMFC Programs-Next Generation Youth Leadership 2002-2005
7 IMFC Programs, Evening Program/Youth Team Meeting Minutes 1996-1998
8 IMFC Programs, Anish Nabi Neebin 1976-1978
9 IMFC Programs, Four Directions Pow Wow Club N.D
10 IMFC Programs, Sports and Recreation "SPIN" 1971-2008
11 IMFC Programs, Elders and Seniors Program 2006
12 IMFC Programs, Seniors Congregate Meal Program 2006
13 IMFC Programs, Community Outreach Workers Program 2006
14 IMFC Programs, Peer Support Group for Women 2006
15 IMFC Programs, Ladies Aid 1964
16 IMFC Programs, Women and Infant Nutrition(WIN) Program 2000
17 IMFC Programs, Cooperative Evacuation Plan, Mount Carmel Clinic 2005
18 IMFC Programs, Bringing Back Our Youth 2009-2010
19 IMFC Programs, Christmas Parties 2008-2009
20 IMFC Programs-Bingo 2005
21 IMFC Programs-Aboriginal Friendship Center Program 2005
22 IMFC Programs, Youth Challenges 2003-2005
23 IMFC Programs, Ma Mawi Wichi itata Centre "Spirit of Peace" Family Violence Prevention Program 2005-2006
24 IMFC Programs, Environmental Youth Corps Program 2003
25 IMFC Programs-United Way Drop In 1998-2006
26 IMFC Programs, Main Street Project 1971-1972
27 IMFC Programs, History Project 1969-2010
28 IMFC Programs, Litehouses 200-2005
29 IMFC Programs-Lord Selkirk Neighbourhood Council and Winnipeg Development Agreement 1998
30 IMFC Program Opportunities 1998-2006
31 IMFC Programs-Scouts Canada 1999-2001
32 IMFC Programs, Family Resource Centre 2005
33 IMFC Programs-Multi Purpose UMAYC Project 1999
34 IMFC Programs-New Native Project 1972-1996
35 IMFC Programs- Youth Justice Symposiums Meeting Questionnaires, ``Do you feel Safe in your Community 1996-1997
36 IMFC Programs-Victims of Crime 2001
37 IMFC Programs, Indian and Metis Tenants Association 1971-1978
38 IMFC Programs-Ukansheeyot Kinamatteehickumick (little one`s School ) 1973-1983
39 IMFC Programs Maskanas INC. 1977-1980
40 IMFC Programs Neeginan 1974
41 IMFC Program, ``Thunderbird`` ToastMistress Club 1976-1978
42 IMFC Programs- Wahbigoneen-Wapiti Hand Knitting Project 1977-1980
43 IMFC Programs Community Transition Program 2006
44 IMFC Events, LITE Pancake Breakfast 2003-2004
45 IMFC Programs Surveys 2003
46 IMFC Programs Offered 1996-2006
47 IMFC Programs and Activities 1967-2001
48 IMFC Programs, 2006 Report 2006
49 IMFC Programs- Statistics [-1965]
50 IMFC Programs, Miscellaneous 1951-2007

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IMFC EVENTS 1958-2007
BoxFolder
21 IMFC Events-Canada Day 2006
2 IMFC Events- ``Disconnections " Theatre Production 2005
3 IMFC Events, Residential School Survival Walk 2005
4 IMFC Events- Garnet Desjarlaias, Fundraising Social 2004-2005
5 IMFC Events- Aboriginal Day 2004-2005
6 IMFC Events, CBC`s " Our Manitoba "Red River Exhibition 2003-2005
7 IMFC Events, Miss Unity Beauty Pageant 2007
8 IMFC E vents, Feast and Community Gathering 2002
9 IMFC Events, Tree Huggers Project 2001
10 IMFC Events, Seniors Christmas Dinner 2001
11 IMFC Events, Family Fun Day 2000
12 IMFC Events, Annual Veterans Pow-Wow 1999-2001
13 IMFC Events, Youth Consultation Workshop 1998
14 IMFC Events, Aboriginal Youth Conference 1997
15 IMFC Events, 40th Anniversary Celebration 1997
16 IMFC Events, 12th- 13th Annual Veterans Pow-Wow 1996-2001
17 IMFC Events, Aboriginal Youth Justice Symposium "Challenging Our Choices" 1996-1997
18 IMFC Events, Folklarama 1978-2006
19 IMFC Events, Indian and Metis Conference 1958-1969
20 IMFC Correspondence, Wpg Aboriginal Film&Video Festival 2005
21 IMFC Correspondence, Aboriginal Urban Initiative 1997-1998
22 IMFC Correspondence, Aboriginal Youth With Initiative Inc. 1998
23 Correspondence, Residential School 2006
24 Correspondence, National Aboriginal Research Study 2006
25 Correspondence, National Associations Of Friendship Centres 2006-2007
26 Correspondence, Canadian Womens Foundation 2004
27 Correspondence, Library& Archives Canada 2005
28 Correspondence, Celebrate Canada 2003-2004
29 IMFC Correspondence, Canadian Heritage 2003
30 Correspondence, National Associations Of Community Councils 2005
31 IMFC Correspondence, Canadian Museum Of Human Rights 2004
32 IMFC Correspondence- Young Canada Works 1998-2004
33 Correspondence, Provincial Archives of Manitoba 1985-1996
34 IMFC correspondence- Mb Education, Citizenship and Youth 2003-2004
35 IMFC Correspondence- Manitoba Breast Screening Program 2006
36 Correspondence, Cancer Care Manitoba 2005
37 IMFC Correspondence- Manitoba Association Of Friendship Centres( MAC) 2000
38 IMFC Correspondence- Manitoba Association Of Friendship Centres 2004
39 Correspondence, Manitoba Association Of Friendship Centres 2000-2004
40 Correspondence, Manitoba Gaming Commission 2004
41 IMFC Correspondence- Manitoba Lotteries Corporation / Manitoba Gaming Control Commission 1995-1998
42 Correspondence, Manitoba Metis Federation 1994-2004

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IMFC CORRESPONDENCE 1984-2008
BoxFolder
31 Correspondence, Take Pride Winnipeg 2008
2 Correspondence, Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg 2005
3 IMFC Correspondence, Winnipeg Police Services 1997-2004
4 Correspondence, City Aboriginal Strategy 2003
5 IMFC Correspondence- The Winnipeg Sun 2002-2003
6 Correspondence, Social Planning Council of Winnipeg 1996-1997
7 Correspondence, City of Winnipeg 1992-1998
8 Correspondence, Rotary Club of Winnipeg 1991
9 Correspondence, The Winnipeg Foundation 1984-1985
10 Correspondence, The University of Winnipeg 2003
11 Correspondence, The University of Manitoba 2003-2005
12 IMFC Correspondence-The U of M, Faculty of Social Work 2001
13 IMFC Correspondence-United Way of Winnipeg 1997-1999
14 Correspondence, United Way 2006-2007
15 Correspondence, The United Way 2005-2006
16 Correspondence, United Food and Commercial Workers 1997-1998
17 Correspondence, United Food and Commercial Workers 1984-1988
18 IMFC Correspondence-Duchene hircine UNE Demanded inscription ( whole folder in french) 2001
19 Correspondence, West region Family and Child Services 1997
20 Correspondence, Thundervoice 2006
21 Correspondence, Taylor McCarfrey 1994-1995
22 IMFC Correspondence-Anokiiwin Training Institute 1996-1997
23 Correspondence, Let Youth 1998-2002
24 Correspondence, Alex Murdock 1996-1998
25 Correspondence, The Westland Foundation 1994-1997
26 Correspondence-Kitchen Services Project 1997-1998
27 IMFC Correspondence-Healthy Baby Program 2001-2005
28 IMFC Correspondence-Metha Dyck PCH at 100 Robinson Street 2001
29 IMFC Correspondence- Kikinamawin Training Centre 2001-2002
30 Correspondence, McDonald Youth Services 2002-2004
31 Correspondence, Urban Circle Training Centre 2003
32 IMFC Correspondence-The Womens Endowment Fund 2003
33 Correspondence, Girl Guides 2004
34 Correspondence, Supported Programs 2004
35 IMFC Correspondences-Leslie Hall, IMFC Thesis 2004
36 IMFC Correspondence-Chief Big Bear Gathering 2005-2006
37 IMFC Correspondence-Ikwe-Widdgiitiwin, Inc 2004
38 Correspondence, Ma mawi wi chi itata Centre "We all work together to help one another" 2005
39 IMFC Correspondence- Aiyawin Housing Corporation 2005
40 Correspondence, Child Welfare Initiative 2005
41 Correspondence, Donner Canadian Foundation Awards 2005-2006
42 IMFC Correspondence, Anita Friesen, Housing 2005-2006
43 Correspondence, Solvent Abuse Prevention Program 2005-2007
44 IMFC Strategic Planning 2006-2007
45 Correspondence, Changes for the Children 2007
46 Correspondence, Donation Requests 2006
47 IMFC Correspondence-Advertising 2003-2006
48 Correspondence, Various Programs 2003-2004
49 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 2002-2005
50 IMFC Correspondence-Donations 2001
BoxFolder
3A 1 Corespondence, Incididents and issues 1996-2006
2 Coreespondence, Alvin Mcgregor vs IMFC 2003-2006
3 Coreespondence, Brenda Cameron vs IMFC 2003-2006
4 Correspondence, Square Dancers 1998
5 Correspondance, IMFC VS Terence Belhumeur 1994-1997
6 Corespondence, Incidents 1997-2005
7 Correspondence, Court Transcript 1996
8 Correspondence, Alex Murdock 1997-1998

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IMFC Board of Directors 1958-2007
BoxFolder
41 IMFC Memos 2001-2007
2 IMFC Correspondence-rental agreements-hall rentals 1998-2007
3 IMFC Correspondence- Miscellaneous 1997-1998
4 Correspondence, sponsorship 1996
5 IMFC Memos, General 1996-1998
6 IMFC Board of Directors, Education staff 1958-1997
7 IMFC Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes 1961
8 IMFC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 1979-1983
9 IMFC Board of Directors 3-3 1982
10 IMFC Board of Directors 2-3 1982-1983
11 IMFC Board of Directors 1-3 1983
12 IMFC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 1989-2008
13 Board of Directors\ Meeting Minutes 1993-1994
14 Board of Directors\ Meeting Minutes 1994-1995
15 Board of Directors\ Meeting Minutes 1995
16 IMFC Board of Directors\ Meeting Minutes 1996
17 IMFC Board of Directors\ Meeting Minutes ( transcribed from a recording) 1997
18 IMFC Board of Directors\Meeting Minutes 1997
19 IMFC Board of Directors\ Meeting Minutes 2003
20 IMFC Board of Directors\ Meeting Notes Finance Reports 2003
21 IMFC Board of Directors\ Meeting Minutes 2006-2007
22 IMFC Board of Directors Workshop 1994-1995
23 IMFC Board of Directors Workshop 1998 1995-1998

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IMFC Meetings 1965-2007
BoxFolder
51 IMFC Annual Report 1965-1970
2 IMFC Annual Reports, 1965 1965
3 Annual Report April 1 st, march 31st 1982-1983
4 25th Annual Report, 1983 IMFC FONDS 1983
5 27th Annual Report 1985 " Youth and Solidarity" 1985
6 29th Annual Report 1986 " New Directions" 1986
7 IMFC 29th Annual Report 1987 1987
8 30th Annual Report, 1988 1988
9 31st Annual Report 1989 1989
10 IMFC Annual Report 2005-2006
11 IMFC 34th Annual Report 1992 1992
12 IMFC Annual General Meeting 1993 1993
13 Annual General Meeting 1994 1994
14 Annual General Meeting, 1995 1995
15 Annual General Meeting 1996
16 Annual General Meeting 1997
17 Annual General Meeting 1998 1998
18 Annual General Meeting 1999 1999
19 Coalition of Winnipeg Drop-In Centres Meeting 1995
20 13th Annual Meeting of MA ma wi itcha ta ta Centre, 1997 1997
21 National Association 30th Annual General Meeting 2001
22 Meeting Notice- Aboriginal Council of Wpg 1997
23 IMFC, Strategic Planning Session 2006
24 IMFC Intern Governance Committee Meeting Notes 2007
25 IMFC Meeting Minutes 1967-1975
26 IMFC Staff Meeting Minutes 1987
27 IMFC Staff Meeting Minutes 1988
28 IMFC Staff Meeting Minutes 1989
29 IMFC Staff Meeting Minutes 1990
30 IMFC Staff Meeting Minutes 1992-1993
31 IMFC Meeting Minutes 1995-1998
32 IMFC Management Meeting Minutes 1996-1997
33 IMFC Meeting Notes 1997-2005
34 IMFC Finance Committee Meeting Minutes 1996-1997
35 IMFC Program Meeting Minutes 1997
36 IMFC 40th Anniversary Committee Meeting Minutes 1997
37 IMFC Meeting Minutes 1997-1998
38 IMFC Executive Meeting 19998
39 IMFC Meeting Minutes- Transfer of AFCP Administration 2003
40 IMFC Meeting Minutes, Miscellaneous 2004-2006

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IMFC Publications 1982-2010
BoxFolder
541 IMFC, Publications "40th Anniversary Souvenir Album" 1997-1998
42 IMFC Publications, pamphlets and newsletters 2005
43 IMFC Publications-prairie call stories 1961-1968
44 IMFC Newspaper, Masenayegun 1984-1987
45 IMFC newspaper clippings 1993-2006
46 IMFC newsletter, February 1995 1995
47 IMFC newsletter, May 1995 1995
48 Community needs assessment for the IMFC 1995
49 IMFC Publications-"Be a prevention player" A resource for inhalant abuse prevention education 1997
50 IMFC Publication-Self governance 1994
  • Memorandum: Urban Self-Government Initiatives Update, Terry Doxtator (National Association of Frienship Centres), May 31, 1994
  • Consulting group: Institute of Integovernmental Relations, Urban Aboriginal Organizations Stewart Clatworth, Jeremy Hull, and Neil Loughran, May 1994
  • Discussion paper: Demographic issues related to self-government for Aboriginal people in Urban Areas( Draft only. Not for quotation), Evelyn Peters, May 1994
  • Discussion paper: Models for Aboriginal Self-Government in Urban Areas, Douglas M. Brown and Jill Wherrett (Institute of Intergovernmental relations), May 1994
  • Discussion paper: Urban Aborginal Issues, Models, and Stakeholders realtive to the Transition to Self-Government, Linda Clarkson(The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg), May 1994
  • Letter: Inherent Right Consultation, National Association of Friendship Centres, May 6-7 1994
51 IMFC Publications/Friendship centre movement 2008
  • Booklet: Friendship Centre Movement best practices in Governance and Management, John Graham and Mackenzie Kinmond( National Association of Friendship Centres), August 2008
  • Booklet: The State of the Friendship Centre Movement:2008, National Association of Friendship Centres
  • Booklet: Youth Programming Information, Human Resources Development Canada ( National Association of Friendship Centres), April 2002
52 IMFC Publications-History of the Winnipeg IMFC 1958-1983 1983
53 IMFC Publications, Policies 1996-2006
  • Booklet: Indian and Metis Friendship Centre of Winnipeg, INC, Policies , 2006
  • Basic System Overview: Part 1-Financial, Indian and Metis Friendship Centre
54 IMFC Publications, constitution and by law 2002-2005
  • Index: Constitution and By-Law No.1, Indian and Metis Friendship Centre of Winnipeg ,INC. Ammended and Consolidated June 5, 2005
BoxFolder
61 IMFC Publications, board member guidelines 1998-2000
  • Board Member Kit: Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, Aaron McLeod, May 21, 1998
  • Board Member Manual: Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, INC.( For information purposes only) 2002
  • A Board Development Guide: The Roles, Responsilbilties and Functions of a Board, Manitoba Family Services, 1992
2 IMFC wall of honour 2010 update 1988-2010
3 IMFC floor plan 1994-1998
4 IMFC paintings 1995-2007
5 IMFC Donations 1982-2009
6 IMFC Grants 2004

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IMFC Photos PC 343 (A 17-30) 1959-2004
BoxFolder
11 IMFC Staff and Event Photos 1995
2 IMFC Events and Staff [ [1959-2000] ]
3 IMFC Events and Staff [ 1995 ]
4 IMFC Events and Staff Photos [1980-1995]
5 IMFC Events and Staff Photos [1980-2000]
6 IMFC Events and Staff Photos [1980-1996]
7 IMFC Event Photos [1985-1995]
8 IMFC Staff Graduation and Events 1996
9 IMFC Staff Graduation and Events 1996

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IMFC STAFF PHOTOS 1968-1985
BoxFolder
110 IMFC Events and Staff Photos [199-]
11 IMFC Staff and Events [1985-1997]
12 Four Directions Event hosted by IMFC [199-]
13 IMFC Staff Photographs IMFC Fonds [1980-1996]
14 IMFC Staff members, Dancers and Drum Group [1994-1997]
15 IMFC Board Members Flin Flon Friendship Centre Grand Opening [1968-1990]
16 IMFC Meeting Photos [199-]
17 Various Meeting Photos [1980-1996]
18 IMFC Round Dancers, Butterfly Dancers and MMF [1994-1997]
19 Square Dancers 1985-1995
20 IMFC Christmas Photos [199-]

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IMFC WALL OF HONOUR PHOTOS [1979-2004]
BoxFolder
121 IMFC Wall of Honour Photos [199-]
22 "Challenging our Choices" Located in IMFC Bingo Hall IMFC Fonds [2004]
23 Photos of the National Aboriginal Veterans Association IMFC Fonds [1980-1997]
24 North End Murial Photos [199-]
25 Mesanaygun "Star Story" Newspaper Photos 1995-1996
26 Various IMFC Photos Ft. Shania Twain 1995-1996
27 IMFC Photographs 1979-1995
28 IMFC Photographs [1980-1995]
29 IMFC Photographs [1980-1995]
30 IMFC Photographs [1980-2000]
31 IMFC Photographs 1995
32 Miscellaneous Negatives [1980-2000]

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Records in Electronic Form
BoxFolder
11 3.5" Floppy Disk
2 Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres DVD
3 The Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres DVD

Interviews with staff, elders, and community members of 10 Friendship Centres

4 IMFC Year End CD March 31, 2011
5 Untitled CD
6 The Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres Interactive CD-Rom

Introduction to MAC; History of MAC; MAC's aims and objectives

7 Weetamah Wall of Honour CD
8 Untitled CD
9 IMFC Clip Art CD

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Oversize Items
Oversize Items
  • Item #1: Painting of Flora Zaharia, A.13-70, PC 343 (located in map cabinet A.13-70-)
  • Item #2: Painting of Angus Spence, A.13-70, PC 343 (located in map cabinet A.13-70-)

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