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June 2021 UM Virtual Community Events

Listen, learn and gain important insight from UM’s virtual community events during the month of June. Hear impactful discussions and thought-provoking presentations that coincide with National Indigenous Peoples Day and National Indigenous History Month and learn about Bill 64 and its impact. 


2021 Summer Institute on Literacy in Indigenous Content 
Faculty and staff are invited to join the Summer Institute on Literacy in Indigenous Content to learn the history of Indigenous peoples including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Indigenous rights, Indigenous law, and Indigenous-Crown relations. Hosted by the Faculty of Arts and sponsored by the VP Indigenous Office.
Every Tuesday until July 20, 9 a.m.-12 noon | Free 
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Virtual Fireside Chats 
Hear Indigenous Student Centre Elder-in-Residence Carl Stone talk about firekeeping in this Fireside Chat. Learn from Elders and community members every second Tuesday as they come together to share Indigenous knowledges in this long-running series. This will be the last one until they resume in the fall. 
June 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Free 
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Care microgrant panel discussion: “Creation as Research 
Artists and art-lovers who identify as BIPOC are invited to listen in at this virtual launch event as guest panelists Hassaan Ashraf and Bella Luna discuss the Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) exhibition “Care” (June 16 to July 9) and the issues it raises. Panelists will explore the possibilities and the limits of art-making as a type of research, particularly within anti-colonial, anti-racist practices. Moderated by Ekene Maduka. Hosted by University of Manitoba’s Institute for the Humanities (UMIH) and MAWA. 
June 16, 7-9 p.m. | Free 
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Panel discussion: “Why Sport Needs to Decolonize” 
Hear UM’s Dr. Dan Henhawk, assistant professor, kinesiology and recreation management, and Dr. Tina Chen, distinguished professor, head, history, alongside panelists Anna Jacobs, MLSE; Dr. Janelle Joseph, University of Toronto and Dr. Christopher Taylor, University of Waterloo as they explore the role of colonialism in Canada and its impact on equity, diversity and inclusion in sport today and into the future. Presented by Ryerson University, MLSE Foundation and MLSE LaunchPad 
June 17, 1-2 p.m. CT | Free, registration required 
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Webinar: “The Proposed K-12 Education Reform: What does it mean? What does it matter? Part 2: Policy, Inclusion and Indigenous Achievement 
Learn about the Government of Manitoba’s proposed Bill 64 and its impact on the province’s public school system from education experts. Speakers include: University of Manitoba’s Dr. Frank Deer, Canada Research Chair and associate professor, education and University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Lesley Eblie Trudel, associate dean and assistant professor, education and Dr. Jeannie Kerr, associate professor, education.
June 17, 7-8:30 p.m. | Free 
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Indigenous aging workshop 
Listen to Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, dean, social work, present on Indigenous aging and join the discussion in breakout rooms. This workshop is open to all UM faculty and instructors. Presented by the Option in Aging Indigenous Aging Working Group and the Centre on Aging.
June 18, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Free, registration required by June 14 
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Métis 101 
UM campuses are located on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Join Louis Riel Institute historian Shirley Delorme Russell for a dynamic overview of Métis history. Hosted by the MMF Bison Local, Métis University Students’ Association and Indigenous Student Centre at UM.
June 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Free, registration required
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For more events: University of Manitoba events calendar 

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