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Sport used as a tool for assimilation

February 16, 2018 — 
In the history of Canada, Residential Schools encouraged Indigenous students to participate in mainstream activities such as hockey or football instead of Indigenous activities such as lacrosse, for example

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Three Indigenous students on the stairs of ARTlab

New Indigenous scholarship helps reduce barriers to post-secondary success

January 31, 2018 — 
UMSU Award for Indigenous Community Leaders now seeking nominations

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Human Resources

New human resources advisor position supports Indigenous recruitment initiatives

January 23, 2018 — 
Meet Brooke Bunn, the University of Manitoba’s new human resources advisor who can help faculty and staff increase Indigenous recruitment.

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Times Higher Education: Can Canada bring more Indigenous people and knowledge into universities?

December 1, 2017 — 
'Universities have been a bastion for honest conversations about who we’ve been and how we’ve been. They’ve also been bastions of advancing Indigenous thoughts and advancing indigenous ideas'

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Panel member Uzoma Chioma (second from left) address the crowd along with (from left) David S. Churchill, Tom Clarkson, Jesse Walker, Jamel Lyles and Justus Alleyn.

Faculty of Arts

Panel tackles sports, protest and racism

October 24, 2017 — 
Over 100 people attended the latest roundtable discussion in the Trumpism series, Sports, Protest and Racism, hosted by the department of history.

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Riley Chartrand.

Scholarship brings rural Métis student one step closer to running business

October 10, 2017 — 
'To receive this kind of my support for my studies goes far beyond the financial boost it gives'

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This past year, the University of Manitoba welcomed 2,400 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, including more than 200 graduate students.

Renewed funding to support Indigenous initiatives and to recruit Indigenous scholars

September 27, 2017 — 
Two funds have been renewed for 2017: the Indigenous Initiatives Fund, and the Indigenous Scholars Fund

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Front row, left to right: Reg Blackbird, Public Relations; Ovide Mercredi, President; Albert Stevens, Vice-President. Second row, left to right: Emile Garson, Committee Chairman; Yvonne Monkman, Secretary; John Allooloo, Member.

Our Path to Indigenous Achievement

July 21, 2017 — 
What began as an idea shared by a group of forward-thinking Indigenous students has evolved into a legacy of advancing Indigenous achievement at the University of Manitoba

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Arlen Dumas, newly elected Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC). // Photo from AMC/Facebook

President Barnard congratulates Arlen Dumas, newly elected Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

July 20, 2017 — 
'The University of Manitoba is proud to work with the AMC on our shared commitment to advance Indigenous Achievement'

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Justina McKay.

The question of identity: Justina McKay

July 12, 2017 — 
Alumna Justina McKay [BA/16] shares her answers to important questions

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