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LIVING LIBRARY PARTICIPANTS HAD A MORNING OF GREAT CONVERSATIONS. // PHOTO BY CHRIS REID.

Living Library participants had a morning of great conversations. // Photo by Chris Reid.

Living Library: Real people, real conversations with U of M Indigenous alumni

High school students come to campus to engage with alumni

For the first time, the Indigenous student recruitment team hosted Living Library: Real people, real conversations with U of M Indigenous alumni on the Fort Garry campus on May 12.

No fewer than 45 students from four Winnipeg high schools took part, interacting with four alumni who acted as “living books.” As living books, the alumni told their stories of what being Indigenous means to them, what their career path is and how their education shaped that. They candidly discussed the challenges they’ve faced and the opportunities they seized upon. The students were also encouraged to ask any questions they want as they moved from “book” to “book.”

The goal was to engage these Grade 9 to 12 students in empowering conversations while also offering them mentorship and role models.

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