Web of Knowledge

A continually growing resource base for sharing learnings and outcomes from the Collaborative Leadership Initiative.

Collaborative ConsentAn online interactive course that provides an introduction to collaborative consent, a core concept of CLI. Participants will gain knowledge and tools to advance collaborative decision making between Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments over our shared lands, waters, and resources.Online Course2023
Environment & Sustainable Development Study on Freshwater

A formal brief submitted by CIER to the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for its study on freshwater. The brief discusses Indigenous water rights, suggests mechanisms for recognizing those rights, and shares learnings from existing collaborative models, including the Collaborative Leadership Initiative.


CLI Manitoba: Making it Count

Summary of next steps identified by the Chiefs, Mayors and Reeves of the Collaborative Leadership Initiative

Ceremony at Naawi-Oodena

First Nations leaders and officials gather for a “land reclamation” ceremony at the site of the former Kapyong Barracks, which will one day be home to the largest urban reserve in Canada.

News Article2023
Water Quality Trading in Lake Winnipeg

The CLI Manitoba leaders agreed to explore innovative solutions to address the deteriorating health of Lake Winnipeg.  This report, commissioned by CIER for the consideration of the CLI Manitoba leaders, examines the feasibility of a water quality trading program in the Lake Winnipeg Basin.

Collaborative Leadership Initiative FAQ

Everything you want to know about the Collaborative Leadership Initiative (CLI).

CLI : Towards Reconciliation in Manitoba

Relive the moments in this retrospective video of the CLI Manitoba project.

CLI Backgrounder

An introduction to the who, what, where, why and how of the CLI process.

CLI Manitoba Retrospective

Discover the complete CLI Manitoba journey leading to the signing of an historic MOU and joint initiatives between the leaders.

Collaboration is Helping to Heal Lake Winnipeg

Read about three natural infrastructure projects that were sparked by the Collaborative Leadership Initiative.

Blog Post2021
Reconciliation in Action Documentary

A feature length documentary chronicling the CLI Manitoba process.

CLI Manitoba Short Video

Municipal and Indigenous leaders in Manitoba speak about their collaborative efforts to save Lake Winnipeg and improve water quality.

Controversial Manitoba Road Renamed in Spirit of Reconciliation

The relationship building process of CLI Manitoba set the groundwork for this successful collaboration.

News Article2021
CLI Elders Discuss Reconciliation

CLI Elders Rodney Burns, Stan McKay, and Garry McLean discuss reconciliation with CLI facilitators Merrell-Ann Phare and Michael Miltenberger.

Saving the World’s Most Threatened Lake

CIER’s Richard Farthing-Nichol talks about how collaboration is a key aspect of saving Lake Winnipeg for future generations.

Blog Post2020
Building Strong Communities: A Circular Approach

A Circular Approach: A virtual conference hosted by the CLI that explores circular economy solutions in Manitoba.