Welcome to MICEC

Hello! Aaniin! Boozhoo! Ho/Han! Tanshi! Tansi! Tungasugit! Wotziye!

MICEC is a provincial, not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization that works to promote awareness and understanding of Indigenous culture for all Manitobans.

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.

We are 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.

A space where community and culture connect

Our Centre

In 2009, MICEC underwent a $2M, award-winning renovation to bring the collection to the forefront.

Our unique collection of art and cultural artifacts, photos, audio and video recordings and books, and its staff offer programming on Indigenous languages and culture can now be accessed within our beautiful centre.

Our mezzanine level houses book stacks and a children's reading area. The façade has the addition of a glass terrarium and this green space is alive with the sights and smells of traditional plants and medicines as part of the educational program at the Centre. Seven large poles representing the languages of Indigenous people in Manitoba create a dramatic gesture of welcome outside the entrance. The pattern for the floor in the main gathering space is inspired by the star blanket pattern. It was designed with many different Manitoba woods and expresses a sense of light and hope, like the morning star in the dawn sky.

Take a look inside

Virtual Tour

MICEC invites you to tour thousands of photos, paintings, drawings, sculptures, artifacts, regalia, clothing, crafts, medicines, as well as audio and video recordings and more.
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