Mission, Vision & Values

Wanuskewin strives to grow and develop as a centre of excellence and a place for gathering, sharing and learning.


To advance the understanding and appreciation of the evolving cultures of the Northern Plains Indigenous peoples.


Wanuskewin will be a living reminder of the peoples’ sacred relationship with the land.


  • Honouring the Elders
  • Authenticity
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Bridging Cultural Understanding
  • Highest Ethical Standards
  • Mutual Respect and Trust
  • Celebrating Diversity
  • Spirituality
  • Exceptional Service
  • Partnerships
  • Sustainability and Stewardship of the Land

Positioning Statement

“Wanuskewin is a global centre of excellence in fostering education and respect for the land based on expressions of Indigenous culture, heritage and arts.”