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A visit to Manitoba means travelling through Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Territory, the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis. Its ongoing existence is thanks to these ancestors and their present-day relatives, who continue to love and care for the land.
Indigenous culture continues to shape Manitoba's past and present. The history of our province’s Métis founder Louis Riel comes to life in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital.
Powwows and festivals celebrate colourful traditions. Restaurants add Indigenous flair to favourites dishes. Petroforms give centuries-old sites sacred meaning. Even outdoor adventures—paddling, fishing, hiking and hunting—follow the ancient paths of Manitoba's original inhabitants.
But Indigenous culture in Manitoba isn't just part of the past, it is a vibrant part of the land's present. Join in the sharing of the knowledge and experiences of Manitoba's first peoples.
To learn more about Manitoba's First Nations and Métis roots and discover more of Manitoba's Indigenous experiences, visit Indigenous Canada.