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Karen Favell

Faculty of Education News

Faculty of Education mourns passing of Dr. Karen Favell, former assistant professor and Indigenous education advocate

January 25, 2022 — 
Dr. Favell was a passionate advocate of Indigenous education and committed to making a difference in the lives of her students

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A tipi in front of Migizii Agamik building.

Indigenous News

Indigenous Initiatives Fund proposals now open

January 11, 2022 — 
Proposals are now being accepted for the Indigenous Initiatives Fund

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mage from the office of the Governor General of Canada: The insignia of the Order is a stylized snowflake of six points, with a red annulus at its centre which bears a stylized maple leaf circumscribed with the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM–Latin for “They desire a better country”.

Members of UM community promoted, added to Order of Canada

January 7, 2022 — 
The new list includes 10 individuals from the UM community

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Indigenous News

On the passing of Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man)

December 10, 2021 — 
UM community is saddened to hear of the passing of Elder Dave Courchene Jr.

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Statement on Indigenous Identity

November 30, 2021 — 
A message from President Michael Benarroch and Catherine Cook, Vice-President (Indigenous)

Moneca Sinclaire showing her app

UM researcher honoured for bringing unique app to communities

November 24, 2021 — 
Alumus Dr. Moneca Sinclaire helped develop a mobile app that enables Indigenous communities to survey their populations about key health and social issues

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Dr. Cary Miller appointed as Associate Vice-President (Indigenous) Scholarship, Research and Curriculum

Dr. Cary Miller appointed as Associate Vice-President (Indigenous) Scholarship, Research and Curriculum

October 27, 2021 — 
Indigenous scholar, mentor and educator begins new role Nov. 1

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Rally participants hold up signs and wear orange shirts as they march in support of residential school survivors and the families of missing and murdered Indigenous children in Winnipeg on. July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma

Faculty of Arts News

Ignore debaters and denialists, Canada’s treatment of Indigenous Peoples fits the definition of genocide

October 26, 2021 — 
A better understanding of what most genocide scholars believe can help people understand how Canada’s Indian Residential School system fits with definitions of genocide

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Gabrielle Fontaine, graduate student

CBC: Anishinaabe U of M student building portable device to detect breast cancer earlier

October 18, 2021 — 
Device designed to be easy to use so there's no need for people to go to doctor to be diagnosed

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The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) unveils a new Survivors’ Flag to mark the first official National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation unveils Survivors’ Flag for Sept. 30

September 28, 2021 — 
Commemorative flag was created by Survivors to share their expression of remembrance with the broader public and to honour all residential school Survivors, families, and communities impacted by the residential school system in Canada

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