Code of Ethics
M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre subscribes to the following principles:
It is a community-directed organization, defines itself as a Friendship Centre and its aims and objectives are consistent with those of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC).
It first and foremost respects and honours all Native beliefs and customs, and acts and speaks with the pride and dignity that Native heritage demands.
It is committed to information-sharing, referrals, recreation and social activities, cultural reinforcement, community development and all other activities which ensure that Native people a better quality of life through Native self-determination.
It supports unity among all Native people without regard to the legal distinction which may be drawn between Status and Non-Status individuals or among Metis, Indian or Inuit people. It offers its programming, services, counselling, information, etc to all Native people.
It supports and works toward achieving the stated aims and objectives of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres.
It is tolerant to diversity, forthright in expressing its views on particular issues and respectful of the opinions of other Friendship Centres and Native groups even though they may disagree.
It will bring any grievances, comments or complaints relating to the Ontario Federation of Friendship Centre to the attention of the OFIFC Board of Directors. Likewise any grievance, comment or criticism that the OFIFC has relating to the M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre will be brought to the attention of the Centre’s Board of Directors.
It endeavours to work in a cooperative manner with other Native organizations and groups and non-Native organizations and groups towards creating a human society. The Centre offers equal opportunity for participation, tolerance towards differences, and has respect for all living things.
Its members and representatives must honour and respect the commitments of the M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre to the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres.