Collaborative Leadership Initiative (CLI)

March 17, 2023: Meeting 10 – Our Shared Future

Location: Canada Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg

CIER and our partners at the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and Southern Chiefs’​ Organization (SCO) brought together Chiefs, Mayors, and Reeves from First Nations and municipalities across southern Manitoba. It was the tenth meeting of the Collaborative leadership Initiative (CLI), a shared governance initiative that CIER helped establish over five years ago.

Hosted in Winnipeg, the meeting focused on the leaders reflecting on their accomplishments and continuing to move their work forward. Committed to reconciliation and collaboration, they’ve initiated a number of projects that help protect shared lands and waters and advance community wellbeing, including natural infrastructure projects that strengthen shorelines and remove harmful nutrients from the water. Mapping projects were also developed to build a common database for making decisions on the land and knowledge sharing on key topics such as Treaty Land Entitlement and sustainable economies.

Demonstrating the “art of the possible” – innovative solutions can be achieved when leaders come together on issues of common concern. 


Southern Chiefs
Winnipeg Metro