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Lakeisha Barkman and Jerome Harper, shown here with their supervisor Prof. Shirley Thompson, won the audience prize for best student presentation at this year’s H2O conference.

First Nations and students collaborate on cleaner water

May 24, 2018 — 
Survey results were presented by H2O program student Lakeisha Barkman on May 18 at the University of Manitoba’s fifth annual First Nation water and sanitation security conference

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Building Bridges conference report

Faculty of Law

Building Bridges conference brings Indigenous and Newcomer communities together

May 17, 2018 — 
Last year in May, 2017, a unique conference titled "Building Bridges Between Canada's Indigenous and Newcomer Groups" was held at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. The event resulted from discussions on Canada’s 150th and the conflicting senses of pride, frustration, pain and hope alongside the important work of welcoming and successfully settling newcomers to Canada; as well as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action that mandated a more inclusive history of Indigenous experiences and the history of residential schools in the newcomer information kit, citizenship test and oath.

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UNDRIP Report cover image

Faculty of Law

Law Professor Promotes International Indigenous Rights Advocacy at UN

May 16, 2018 — 
Brenda Gunn, an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, has worked for years in the area of International Indigenous Rights Advocacy, attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at least 10 times in the past 14 years. Each time, she attends in some capacity to present, learn, discuss, or raise awareness of international issues affecting Indigenous people in Canada. This April 17, she organized and participated in a side-event at the Forum, which served to share different perspectives on the theme of lands and resources.

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Louise Olson, Access instructor, with a token of appreciation.

Extended Education

Access instructor Louise Olson honoured with Migizii Award

May 10, 2018 — 
If you know a student who could benefit from the Access Program, encourage them to apply now. Application deadline is June 1.

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Instructor Louise Olson Honoured at Graduation Pow Wow

May 8, 2018 — 
Louise Olson’s first exposure to teaching was rather unique, but it’s sent her along a path from which she hasn’t looked back.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

‘A legacy of the wrongs done to Indigenous people’:

April 30, 2018 — 
New book traces Manitoba story of Type 2 diabetes in First Nations youth

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Graduation Pow Wow profile: Rayanna Hourie

April 30, 2018 — 
Rayanna Hourie always knew she wanted to go to university, but it wasn’t until she was 19 that she realized she had a passion for Indigenous law


Graduation Pow Wow.

Graduation Pow Wow 101

April 30, 2018 — 
Event schedule and answers to frequently asked questions for the May 5 celebration


Art students


Graduation Pow Wow profile: Cameron Flamand

April 29, 2018 — 
Growing up, Cameron Flamand knew a bit about his Indigenous heritage, but it wasn’t something that he was necessarily proud of or openly discussed with others. When he entered university though, his perspective changed


Yatta Kanu

Faculty of Education

‘No neutral approach to teaching’

April 27, 2018 — 
In order for teachers to bring about meaningful positive change, they have to get political, says Prof. Yatta Kanu


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