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What’s at NEECHI COMMONS?

*Full meat service with top quality  meats at exceptionally low prices!

*Full-range groceries and produce at supermarket prices, with lots of specials!

*Bakery featuring bannock and bannock pizza!

*Aboriginal-themed restaurant & catering!

*Beautiful Indigenous arts store and gallery!

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Neechi Commons Hours: 

» Supermarket: Mon to Sat 9 am – 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm

» BisonBerry Restaurant & Catering: Mon to Sat 9 am  – 5 pm; Sun Brunch 10 am – 2 pm; catering & special events: anytime

» Neechi Niche Arts Store: Mon to Sat 10:30 am – 6 pm; Sun 10:30 am – 5 pm

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Location: 865 Main St. (at Euclid Ave.), Winnipeg, Manitoba

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*Enjoy the spiral staircase or take the elevator for beautiful art, craftwork and books in  Neechi Niche, and great restaurant fare at Come N’ Eat Restaurant. Our well stocked supermarket is on the main floor, complete with our Three Sisters Fruit and Vegetable Courtyard, Kookum’s Bakery and a full-service meat section. Community atmosphere everywhere!

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* EXHIBITS & EVENTS hosted at the Commons by Neechi Niche 

~ Jade Hullen, member of Broken Head Ojibwe Nation; art display reflecting the Anishinabe philosophy of interconnection, 2nd floor plaza, to end of Jan 2016.

~ Red Rising Magazine, launch of Issue #2; $5 entry includes a copy of Issue #2; Jan 27th 7 pm.

~ Boreal Workshop – jewellery consultation & sizing service; Feb 7, 1-5 pm.

~ Jackie Traverse, Butterfly, a tribute to MMIWGs, March 20; more info to follow.

~ Beading  Circle at the Commons, everyone welcome, restaurant, every Sunday, 2 – 4 pm.

– For more information and further updates please check out the Art and Cultural Events page of our website: http://neechi.ca/special-events/

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Visitors in town, special occasion? – Don`t forget our magnicent Neechi Niche: Indigenous paintings, jewellery, sculptures, moccasins, star blankets, T-shirts, children’s books, other crafts and music; supplied by over 200 artists, artisans and authors, most of whom live within walking distance of Neechi Commons!

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* Neechi Niche carries organic Mother Earth Tobacco for ceremonial purposes. Neechi has a long-standing policy of providing ceremonial tobacco while, for health reasons, not selling cigarettes. In 1990 our corner store on Dufferin Avenue became the first grocery in Winnipeg to not sell cigarettes, far ahead of the pharmacies! This is because we have always understood the connection between health and community economic development.

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Welcome ABORIGINAL DESIGNER CO-OP to Neechi Commons!

They have set up shop for direct sales and custom fashions on the Main Floor, SW corner. The Co-op held its grand opening open house on September 25, 2015. The Co-op member-artisans are: Val T. Oliver-Vint, Tracey George Heese, Roxanne Shuttleworth, Iris Lauzon and Gwen Reid. Here is a photo of the member-artisans at the open house: DSC_0174 2

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To be added to our twice-a-month email promotion and update list please send your name and email address to neechifoods@shaw.ca

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Neechi Commons Turns Two! – First Nations Voice:

http://www.firstnationsvoice.com/index.php?action=article_details&title=Neechi+Commons+Turns+Two%21&id=367

Commons Creating a Local Hub – Canstar/The Times:

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* On Louis Riel Day, February 16, Neechi was honoured by Heritage Winnipeg with their Special President’s Award for the heritage restoration work that went into the creation of Neechi Commons. The ceremony took place in the rotunda of the old CN Station.

* Manitoba Hydro Power Smart TV ad featuring Neechi Commons: http://youtu.be/QQS_LA2dgNg

* On July 16, 2014, Winnipeg City Council voted to provide Neechi with a “Strategic Economic Incentive Grant” in recognition of the valuable employment, cultural and community building role of Neechi Commons. Here is a link to Neechi’s presentation to the Executive Policy Committee prior to the Council meeting: Winnipeg – EPC 2014 07 16

* Neechi Foods Co-Op Ltd. is the winner of the 2013 Excellence in Aboriginal Business Leadership Award from the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba! Here is a link to photos of the Award event at the Winnipeg Convention Centre: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39774696@N07/sets/72157637022998345/   (click the return arrow to return to the Neechi website)

* Neechi is a signatory to  the Manitoba Food Charter www.foodmattersmanitoba.ca/content/manitoba-food-charter).

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20130703 meats #2  20130703 deli meats20130703 groc #1 20130703 groc #2 20130703 groc #4 When you visit Neechi Commons  you will see a lovely wall painting that symbolizes the spirit of our Three Sisters Fruit & Vegetables Courtyard. 20130702 - 3 Sisters #2“Three Sisters” refers to the classic indigenous vegetables, corn, beans and squash, that grew only in the Americas before European contact. The painting was done as a gift to the Commons by renowned artist, Jackie Traverse. 

  • Inside the Commons you will also see what was originally a  sidewalk art piece commissioned by Take Pride Winnipeg and located on Portage Avenue. It includes a sketch of Elijah Harper. The art piece was donated to Neechi by the artist, Tom Andrich, a few weeks before Elijah’s passing. Elijah was one of the ribbon cutters at the Grand Opening of our corner store on Dufferin Ave. in January 1990.
  • We welcome suggestions that can make the Commons increasingly attractive to a wide range of customers. If you have comments to offer please e-mail them to us at neechifoods@shaw.ca .

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