Mayor speaks at Asper School
On February 29, Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman was the special guest speaker at Wahkotowin, a new speaker series launched in 2015 by the Association of Aboriginal Commerce Students (AACS), an Asper student group. Bowman discussed the future of commerce in Winnipeg and the importance of indigenous inclusion and partnership.
Wahkotowin means “Relationships” in Cree. The series “aims to strengthen Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationships in the world of commerce,” says AACS president Ashley Richard, a fourth-year Aboriginal business studies major. Previous speakers include Gregg Hanson, former president and CEO of Wawanesa Mutual; Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, acting head of the University of Manitoba native studies department; and James Wilson, treaty commissioner for Manitoba.