About Ka Ni Kanichihk

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a duly registered non-profit corporation (Corporation # 4504224) in good standing under The Corporations Act of Manitoba and is also a designated charitable organization.

As a registered non-profit corporation, Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. has the capacity to enter into service purchase agreements and has demonstrated this capacity over the years through funding and service purchase agreements from various funding agencies, departments, and corporations.  Such service purchase agreements have been subject to annual audits and have been recorded in Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.’s annual reports, year-end audit reports, and annual returns.

Our Vision

To honour the spirit of our ancestors and seek their wisdom to guide our peoples back to balance and wellness.  Our people have come home.  We are self-determining, healthy, happy and respected for our cultural and spiritual strengths and ways of being.

Our Mandate

We provide Indigenous identified programs and services that focus on wholeness and wellness and that build on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous peoples.  We do this to help people to help themselves, to build healthy relationships and to create a sustainable future for our community.

Our Values & Beliefs

At Ka Ni Kanichihk we honour the laws of our Creator, the knowledge of our ancestors and our responsibility to the children; those that are here now and those still waiting to come – seven generations from now.

At Ka Ni Kanichihk, we…

  • Walk our Talk
  • Share strength, health and wellness of Indigenous Peoples
  • Provide welcoming and safe environments
  • Walk in balance with strength, values and Indigenous Knowledge
  • Value belonging, mastery, and generosity
  • Believe in independence and interdependence (with all our relations)
  • Create relevant programming in partnership with our community


Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is governed by a volunteer Council of twelve (12) Indigenous women and men with a variety of skills, education, experiences and knowledge of the urban Indigenous community within Winnipeg and our peoples’ ties to home communities in other territories. David Milward and Kimberly Puhach are the Co-Chairpersons of the Council. Both continue in a leadership capacity within the urban Aboriginal community and also have a broader reach within the province.

Jessie Howell, Elder
Sharon Parenteau, Co-Chairperson
Jarita Greyeyes, Co-Chairperson
Mary Jane Loustel, Member
Brett Huson, Member
Edith Turner, Member
Mallory Richard, Member
Helen Robinson-Settee, Member
Audrey Richard, Member
Ken Sanderson, Member
Sydney Puhach, Member