Winter Gathering 2020

You are invited to the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective Winter Gathering 

January 20-21, 2020 Monday to Tuesday at Pinaymootang Conference Centre, Pinaymootang First Nation (Fairford), MB

The Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective is inviting you to our two-day winter Gathering on January 20-21, 2020.

The Collective is made up of First Nations around Lake Winnipeg who have gathered every year since 2014. Together as a collective, we have a stronger voice to protect Lake Winnipeg and restore our traditional livelihoods for all future generations. The lake is our collective responsibility, not to be owned, but to be loved and respected.

Join us at the gathering to learn more about the collective and how to sign up to be members. During the year we will be hosting other gatherings and focused activities at and around Lake Winnipeg.

Summary of Winter Gathering:

Day One (Monday January 20) of the Gathering we will open with a shoreline walk and clean up, followed by a presentation on Kis Kin Ha Ma Ki Win: learning science through the land. In the afternoon we will be hearing from Elders perspectives on their life on Lake Winnipeg, followed by a facilitated Q&A.

Day Two (Tuesday January 21) of the gathering we will have a facilitated discussion by guest speaker Aimee Craft on water governance and Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective Accord. In the afternoon we will have guest speaker, SCO Youth Chief Ashley Daniels, presenting on the youth's national resolution and calls to action.

Please review the Winter Gathering 2020 Agenda for a breakdown of the activities.

Who should attend

Band Councillors, land managers, educators, First Nations Water Guardians, Elders who do water work, youth who show interest in the water from your First Nation. We are open to other invitees, please email for any questions you may have.

Hotel and Food

Pinaymootang First Nation has a hotel conveniently located beside the Conference Centre, as well as a number of motels in Ashern. Hotel stays will be at your own cost. There will be refreshments and lunch provided both days. 

Directions to Pinaymootang First Nation (Fairford, MB)

From Winnipeg it is North on HWY 6 approximately 240 kms – the conference center is located directly off the highway.

Register for the Winter Gathering 2020.

*Please fill out online registration by January 14, 2020 at the very latest to secure your registration to this special event. If you require a paper registration, please contact Rebecca. 

Daniel Gladu Kanu, 



Rebecca Sinclair,

Program Coordinator

c. 204.802.1004