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CBC Unreserved: Claiming space in the Great Outdoors

February 20, 2024 — 
Claiming space in the Great Outdoors

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Making a statement

February 20, 2024 — 
The Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) is empowering UM community members to personalize their acknowledgements in a manner that honours their own reflections. UM students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in 60-minute workshops that cover the history of UM’s acknowledgement, current controversies around territory acknowledgements and considerations for building your own personal statement, along with resources to do so.

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Angie Bruce wearing a black jacket and fuchsia top and wearing beaded earrings.

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CBC Manitoba: Louis Riel day may be on Monday but the University of Manitoba is celebrating today

February 16, 2024 — 
Louis Riel day may be on Monday but the University of Manitoba is celebrating today

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A group of UM campus community members gather indoors in chairs for a Louis Riel Day celebration.

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Celebrating Louis Riel

February 6, 2024 — 
This year’s Louis Riel Day marks the first celebration since the introduction of a bill to recognize Riel as Manitoba’s honorary first premier. UM Today spoke with three members of the Métis community at the University of Manitoba about the significance of the recognition. 

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A man is wrapped in a star blanket by two Elders at a recognition ceremony.

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Call for nominations: Honouring our Indigenous Campus Community

February 2, 2024 — 
The Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) is delighted to once again offer an opportunity to honour and celebrate the members of the Indigenous campus community at UM that are working each day to make a difference at this university.  In its eighth year, the Honouring our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony is a celebration of the outstanding achievements and contributions of Indigenous students, faculty and support staff across UM campuses. 

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Angie Bruce wearing a black jacket and fuchsia top and wearing beaded earrings.

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Angie Bruce appointed UM’s new Vice-President (Indigenous)

February 1, 2024 — 
Angie Bruce has been appointed Vice-President (Indigenous) of the University of Manitoba. Her term commenced February 1, 2024.

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Indigenous Student Advisory Circles

January 15, 2024 — 
Jeri Ducharme created Indigenous Student Advisory Circles to ensure First Nations, Métis and Inuit students have a voice in the ongoing evaluation and development of initiatives supported through the Mastercard Foundation EleV Partnership.

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Wellness through Stories

January 8, 2024 — 
An opportunity to hear teachings and learn from Indigenous Elders and traditional Knowledge Keepers is coming to the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus.  The 18th Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering, taking place January 25 and 26, is a time to embrace traditional Indigenous teachings shared through ceremony and across generations. This year’s theme is Restoring our Spirits: Wellness through Stories.

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An Indigenous woman sits behind a table of colourful ribbon skirts.

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National Ribbon Skirt Day

January 4, 2024 — 
January 4, 2024, marks the second annual National Ribbon Skirt Day in Canada – a day to learn more about and to celebrate Indigenous culture, traditions, histories and contributions. While this national day has only recently been established, ribbon skirts are a centuries-old symbol of identity, adaptation and survival for Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people.

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Photo of Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook. Photo by Thomas Fricke.

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Celebrating Dr. Catherine Cook

December 18, 2023 — 
After more than 30 years with the University of Manitoba, inaugural Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook will retire at the end of January. Throughout her career, Cook has worked with First Nations, Métis, Inuit, provincial and federal governments, as well as community organizations, to champion the importance of health services for Indigenous Manitobans.

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