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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Look to the medicine wheel for mental health, Elders advise in First Nations study

January 30, 2019 — 
The traditional medicine wheel, symbolizing balance and interconnection, can serve as a framework for improving the mental well-being of First Nations people in Manitoba. That’s the key recommendation from a mental-health study.

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Alexey Tsykarev (Karelia), Edtami Mansayagan (Manobo), Diego Tituaña (Otavalo), Mariam Wallet Med Aboubakrine (Tuareg), Edward John (Tahltan), Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot), Erika Yamada (Brazil), Kristen Carpenter (Colorado).

Faculty of Law

UN Indigenous declaration starting to change lives

January 22, 2019 — 
The Kiskinohamatowin forum shared research on how to use the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples more effectively to address common challenges

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Qualico Bridge to Success Program supports first-year Indigenous student success

January 21, 2019 — 
The Indigenous Student Centre has developed the Qualico Bridge to Success (QBTS) Program to better support Indigenous students in their transition into post-secondary education.


Activist Joan Jack was the first guest speaker in law professor Dr. Bryan Schwartz's new course Oral History, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, which is open to the public.

Law professor opens classroom to everyone

January 21, 2019 — 
Activist, Educator and Lawyer, Joan Jack [BEd/82 UM, LLB/91 UBC], was the first guest lecture of the term to Dr. Bryan Schwartz’s inaugural class on Oral History, Indigenous Peoples and the Law

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Photo of Dr. Dallas Hunt


A lifelong learner of the Cree language, Indigenous scholar publishes his first book

January 17, 2019 — 
First to obtain a PhD from his nation, Dr. Dallas Hunt also welcomes his first book, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock.

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Duncan Mercredi

Faculty of Arts

Cree-Métis poet and storyteller latest Writer-In-Residence

January 17, 2019 — 
The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture welcomes Duncan Mercredi as its Winter 2019 Writer-In-Residence

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Indigenous students at the University of Manitoba

Human Resources

Faculties and units can participate in the 2019 Indigenous summer student internship program

January 16, 2019 — 
The Indigenous Summer Student Internship Program (ISSIP) will be offered for the second year by human resources (HR).

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The Bentwood Box at National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. See more information below the story.

Canada’s Mentor

January 14, 2019 — 
NCTR’s decolonizing archival practices

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Dr. Percy Lezard


Indigenous professor brings Two-Spirit lens to Inner City Social Work Program

January 9, 2019 — 
After 20 years of field experience as a social worker, HIV/AIDS trainer and a crisis counsellor, Percy Lezard's interests meet at an intersection of education, Indigenous studies, sex and gender and community health

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Wpg Free Press: Daycare upgrade creates 54 spots

January 9, 2019 — 
A daycare expansion at the University of Manitoba gives priority to Indigenous undergraduate students who need the service while they attend classes and nearly doubles the child-care capacity at the Fort Garry campus

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