Opikihiwawin responds to the needs of Indigenous adoptees and foster people in all stages of their lives by providing cultural education, supports and advocacy.

We believe that it is every Indigenous adoptee and foster person’s inherent right to know and experience their culture. Our cultural programs create a positive sense of identity and belonging and help adoptees and foster people build relationships in the Indigenous community.

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  • Art Classes
  • Anishinaabemowin Language Classes (adult and youth)
  • Educational Forums for Adults
  • Activities for Families
  • Medicine Picking
  • Feasts, Gatherings and Ceremonies
  • Drumming and singing
  • Annual Cultural Retreat
  • Hoop Dancing Classes
  • Pow wow Dancing Classes
  • Newsletter
  • Beadwork and Outfit-Making Classes
  • Cultural Teachings
  • Pow wow Nights
  • Advocacy
  • Aboriginal Community and Cultural Events
  • Elder Visits
  • Adoption Ceremonies
  • Counselling services
  • Annual Community Pow wow
  • Performances by Opikihiwawin dancers and drummers


Individuals can register or be referred to the Opikihiwawin program in the following ways:

In person:

1st Floor 717 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0M8
8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday

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Please contact us to purchase these items. We accept cash, cheques, credit and debit.

Individual Poster—$10
Set of seven posters—$50
T-shirts: $25 each