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commitment to reconciliation

We believe a reconciled Manitoba is one that is comfortable with truth telling. We know this is hard.

We believe reconciliation is driven by action and accountability. We don’t always know how to do this.

We listen to Indigenous voices and the communities with whom we work. We are learning.

We work with Indigenous people and communities in a way that supports self-determination. We adapt.

We build relationships and value different ways of knowing. We are better together.


L4i partners with Indigenous consultants. 

L4i offers internships to Indigenous learners looking to provide planning and evaluation services.

L4i adheres to the Principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP).

L4i works to create a culturally safe and welcoming spaces for Indigenous people to work in and with.

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what is OCAP and what does it mean to how we
work with communities?

Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP) principles, developed specifically for working with First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples, guide how we work with all people and communities. OCAP outlines how information must be “collected, protected, used, [and] shared” (FNIGC, 2021).



In the same way that individuals own personal information, data or information is owned collectively by the community.



Nations, communities, and representatives have the inherent right to seek and maintain control over all aspects of research and information management processes that impact them.



People must have access to information about themselves and their communities and have the right to decide who has access to their collective information.



Possession is foundational to the other principles of ownership, control, and access; communities must have physical possession of their data.

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