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Music alumna Julie Lumsden

Music alumna finds ways to showcase talent, explore Métis heritage during pandemic

February 12, 2021 — 
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and play, Desautels Faculty of Music alumna and rising star Julie Lumsden [BMus(Perf)/15] has continued to find ways to showcase her talent and explore her Métis heritage

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Louis Riel statue in front of Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge


Honouring the Founding Father of Manitoba

February 10, 2021 — 
A Louis Riel Day message from Dr. Catherine Cook, Vice-President (Indigenous)

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On Feb. 17, 2017, the Métis flag will be raised at University Centre at 10:30 a.m.


Honour Louis Riel Day by plugging into upcoming Métis virtual events

February 9, 2021 — 
Whether you are looking to get more active, or are eager to learn more about Métis history, there’s a virtual event for you from now through March

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Headshot of author Katherena Vermette.

Faculty of Arts

Bestselling Winnipeg author latest Writer-In-Residence

January 22, 2021 — 
Katherena Vermette is the newest Writer-In-Residence at The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC)

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Métis Scholar Brenda L. Gunn


Métis Scholar explores the importance of UNDRIP

December 17, 2020 — 
Brenda L. Gunn has invested a great deal of her career to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which was tabled in the House of Commons in early December.

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Desautels Faculty of Music

Karen Sigurdson reveals the genius of the Métis jig

August 27, 2020 — 
DFOM graduate Karen Sigurdson explores the fascinating complexity of Métis jigging in her reasearch project on music and movement.




Métis scholar reflects on his lifelong career shaping the minds of students

February 20, 2020 — 
Dr. Fred Shore began teaching at 20-years old. Now, as he approaches his last semester in the classroom, he reflects on his journey and the changes he's helped shape in the UM community.


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