About

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MICEC is a provincial non-profit educational organization.  We promote awareness and understanding of Indigenous cultures to all interested people.

Structure

We are a non-profit registered charitable organization managed by a Board of Directors.  We receive funding under the Cultural Education Centre Program and are part of the First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres.

History

MICEC was founded in 1975 by the Winnipeg Indian Council in conjunction with the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood.  It had become more and more apparent that First Nations people needed to proactively work to reclaim their cultures, languages and education. 

To address the devastating effects of Canada’s assimilation policy towards First Nations people, the Cultural Education Centres Program (CECP) was established.  Today the CECP funds over 100 cultural centres across Canada. 

MICEC is the Largest Cultural Education Centre in Manitoba

MICEC is the largest cultural education centre in Manitoba.  We provide programs and services for all ages through the Community Connection Program, the People’s Library and the Heritage Collection.