NEECHI COMMONS – VALUE FOR YOU, VALUE FOR WINNIPEG!

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Neighbourhood Supermarket, Restaurant, Catering, Arts and Crafts

*Manitoba meats – great quality and prices!

*Full-range groceries and produce at supermarket prices!

*Bakery featuring bannock and bannock pizza!

*Aboriginal-themed restaurant & catering!

*Beautiful Indigenous arts store and gallery!

*Aboriginal Designers fashion shop!

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865 Main Street (at Euclid Ave.), Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Neechi Commons hours

» Supermarket                                                                 

Monday-Saturday 9am – 6pm / Sunday 10am – 5pm

(same-day deliveries need to be requested before 2:00 p.m.)                         

» BisonBerry Restaurant & Catering                                                  

  Monday-Friday 7am  – 3pm / Saturday 7am – 4pm / Sunday 10am – 2pm                    

(catering & special events: anytime)

» Neechi Niche Arts Store                                                                              

 Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am – 5pm / (closed Sunday & Monday)  (open Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14)

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In the BisonBerry Restaurant, along with your tasty meal or snack, enjoy the art display assembled by The Omazinibii’igeg Collective from Children of the Earth High School.

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NEECHI COMMONS FUND

Neechi Commons is one of the most significant social enterprises in Canada. Accordingly, Vancity Community Foundation (VCF) has recently set up a Neechi Commons Fund that can receive funds from donors wishing to receive charitable tax receipts and from other charitable organizations or foundations. Funds contributed to the Neechi Commons Fund help Neechi to cover the cost of equipment and building upgrades, marketing initiatives, training and other forms of support. The VCF is experienced in supporting social enterprises with program related investments that further their own charitable objectives. All donations into the Neechi Commons Fund will be greatly appreciated. To support Neechi please click on the following link: http://www.vancitycommunityfoundation.ca/donor-advised-funds/Neechi-Commons-Fund

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To be added to our email promotion list please send your name and email address to neechifoods@shaw.ca 

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Free Cultural Events at Neechi Commons, everyone welcome:

Urban Indigenous Theatre’s Story Tellers Collective, ‘Common Stories’, Sundays 2pm – 4pm: May 14, June 11, July 9

(for further information select the Artistic Events page of this website)

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

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*Don`t forget our magnificent Neechi Niche: Indigenous paintings, jewelery, sculptures, moccasins, star blankets, T-shirts, children’s books, other crafts and music; supplied by over 200 artists, artisans and authors!

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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 old 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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ABORIGINAL DESIGNERS CO-OP!

Operated by its designer members; the Co-op runs a lovely Indigenous fashion shop that creates and sells customized garments. Co-op members include Val T. Oliver-Vint, Roxanne Shuttleworth and Iris Lauzon.

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Neechi Commons OFFICE SPACE now available: 256 sq. ft.; 2nd floor, wheel chair accessible, Internet service, sky-light meeting room, heritage character, geo-thermal.

Inquire: neechifoods@shaw.ca; (204) 949-1338 #109; or Customer Service window on ground floor

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 * On Louis Riel Day, February 16, 2015, 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.

* 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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  • 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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