University of Manitoba alumni who returned to their alma mater in September for Homecoming were welcomed back with new events and old classics that showcased the immense talent of the U of M alumni community
Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge. The event will feature speakers, tours, entertainment, a Métis chivaree (celebration) with food and more! Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge
Fort Garry campus, University of Manitoba
Special guest speakers:
Destiny Seymour [BA/00, MID/13] is a Winnipeg-based Anishinaabe interior designer and textile designer from the Peguis First Nation. She is the first Indigenous woman to graduate from the University of Manitoba’s Master of Interior Design program. Destiny worked at Prairie Architects for over 10 years as their lead interior designer before leaving to start her own design company called Indigo Arrows in summer 2016. After struggling to find interior finishes and materials that respectfully reflected local Indigenous peoples to incorporate into her design projects, Destiny started creating her own textiles. Indigo Arrows is reviving local Indigenous pottery and bone tool designs to create finishes for interiors. Most of these surviving pottery pieces are held by museums now, but Destiny thinks the world needs more than exhibition – we need these patterns in our homes, provoking thought; we need them bridging gaps; and we need them inspiring our loved ones. The Indigo Arrows line picks up where her ancestors left off.
Laura Forsythe [MA/18] is Métis from the Red River Settlement. She is a PhD student in the department of Native Studies, with a specialization in Indigenous education. She is also the Métis Inclusion Coordinator for the U of M, working to increase the understanding of the importance of Métis cultures in the U of M community. She is a member of U of M’s Senate, representing the University of Manitoba Graduate Students Association, and she is the co-editor of Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education.
Check out the full schedule of the day’s events.
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