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Honouring our Indigenous Campus Community celebrates 2024 honourees

June 20, 2024 — 
Each year, Indigenous Engagement and Communications and the Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) recognize the efforts and achievements of the inspiring people that are working to make the University of Manitoba a better place. On June 20, ten student, staff and faculty honourees were recognized for their exceptional contributions at the 2024 Honouring our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony.

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The joy that comes from creating a better understanding of Indigenous history

June 20, 2024 — 
Kaila Johnston, the lead for Education, Outreach and Programming at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation talks about the importance of understanding the history of painful experiences many Indigenous Peoples went through for more than a century but also recognize their resiliency. Watch the video to learn more.

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The Bentwood Box at National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Mythbusting: Residential Schools were well-intentioned

June 20, 2024 — 
For National Indigenous History month, we're looking to dispel some myths that may be held around Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Sean Carleton, associate professor, in the Department of History and Department of Indigenous Studies addresses the critical issue of residential school denialism, a form of misinformation that distorts the facts about the residential school system.

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Mythbusting: Indigenous Peoples get everything for free

June 18, 2024 — 
As part of National Indigenous History month, we take a look at dispelling some myths that may be held around the Indigenous Peoples. Watch our first video with Niigaan Sinclair, graduate chair and professor in the Department of Indigenous studies, columnist and sought-after voice on education, politics and reconciliation.

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Celebrating ICE students

June 13, 2024 — 
This spring, the ICE program celebrated the achievements of the student leaders that completed one and two years in the program by gathering with colleagues, friends and loved ones at The Leaf in Assiniboine Park.

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UM apologizes to First Nations, Métis and Inuit descendant communities

June 9, 2024 — 
On Monday afternoon, UM President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Michael Benarroch stood before a crowd of Indigenous students, staff, faculty, community members and allies to publicly apologize for the university’s history related to the inappropriate acquisition and housing of Indigenous ancestral remains, burial belongings and cultural heritage.

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A supportive community for returning Indigenous students

June 5, 2024 — 
Offered by the Indigenous Student Centre, The Blankstein Momentum Program connects Indigenous students like Scott Rear with UM resources that will support them through their academic journeys. Whether a returning student needs help getting back on track, elevating their GPA or connecting with the Indigenous community, Momentum provides Indigenous students with the tools they need to succeed.

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Representation matters

June 4, 2024 — 
Sunday Queskekapow (they/them) is a Two-Spirit Swampy Cree person from northern Manitoba who believes that representation matters. Originally from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, also known as OCN/The Pas, Sunday spent a lot of their teenage years feeling confused and secluded. Queskekapow says they just didn’t see a lot of people who were like them.

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APTN: Indigenous birding club takes flight at University of Manitoba

May 21, 2024 — 
Indigenous birding club takes flight at University of Manitoba

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UM sessional instructor receives 2024 Migizii Award

May 15, 2024 — 
Amy Carpenter, a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education, is the 2024 recipient of the Migizii Award. Carpenter received the award at the University of Manitoba’s 35th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow on May 4.

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