Aboriginal Cultural Initiatives Program

The Aboriginal Cultural Initiatives program provides non-profit organizations, Aboriginal service providers, with project grants up to a maximum of $5,000.00 towards activities that foster the transmission of indigenous cultural knowledge, engage youth in traditional practises or teachings and promote understanding, awareness, appreciation and preservation of Aboriginal culture, language and heritage.

This program offers two components:

  • Arts Education: supports initiatives providing instruction or mentorship in traditional or contemporary arts education; and
  • Traditional Dance: supports the cultural component of traditional annual powwow celebrations.

Priority will be given to mentor-based initiatives and activities that demonstrate the highest degree of community interaction, cultural impact and youth participation.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program consultant before filling out an application. For more information please contact:

Mr. Stuart Desnomie
Aboriginal Arts Consultant
Telephone: (204) 945-1048
Email: stuart.desnomie@gov.mb.ca