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Engineering and Architecture students and faculty pose outside of a structure in progress.

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Proposals for the 2019 Indigenous Initiatives Fund are now being accepted

November 12, 2019 — 
The Indigenous Initiative Funds are open to faculties, schools, colleges, libraries and administrative units to support unit-based projects that further the Indigenous Achievement goals and priorities outlined in Taking Our Place, the U of M’s Strategic Plan.

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Elder-in-Residence Wanda Joy Murdock

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Get to know the new Elder-in-Residence at the Indigenous Student Centre

November 7, 2019 — 
Wanda Joy Murdock joins the Indigenous Student Centre as an Elder-in-Residence

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Wanda Wuttunee addresses an audience.

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Teach-In for Reconciliation highlights Indigenous expertise on campus

October 31, 2019 — 
Learn about Indigenous history, cultures, contemporary issues and more at the upcoming Teach-In for Reconciliation

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Dr. Catherine Cook, Vice Dean, Indigenous Health, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

UM enters new era with appointment of first-ever VP (Indigenous)

October 29, 2019 — 
Dr. Catherine Cook appointed to pivotal new role

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Exterior of Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge

UM to establish university-wide Indigenous leadership structure

October 2, 2019 — 
Vice-President (Indigenous) position has been approved as first step

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National Memorial Registry cloth with names of Indigenous children

4,037 Indigenous children listed in Memorial Register

October 2, 2019 — 
Funded by Canadian Heritage through APTN, a cloth displaying the names of 2,800 Residential School students who never made it home was displayed during the deeply moving ceremony


NCTR Sacred File

NCTR recognized by Canadian Commission for UNESCO

September 13, 2019 — 
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) has joined other new collections of unique, authentic and irreplaceable archival records detailing significant portions of Canada's history

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Carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, the TRC Bentwood Box is a lasting tribute to all Indian Residential School Survivors. The box travelled with the TRC to all of its official events.

Introducing the 2019-2021 Survivors Circle of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

September 9, 2019 — 
'These Survivors, and their experiences, are at the core of everything we do at the NCTR.'

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Star Phoenix: Collaboration, Indigenous knowledge at heart of Muskrat House project

September 4, 2019 — 
Reanna Merasty, a member of Barren Lands First Nation and an architecture graduate student at the University of Manitoba who worked on the project, said she appreciated that the development process involved community, Indigenous knowledge, sustainability, and regional influences in the materials

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Indigenous Homecoming celebrates alumni achievements through a living library

August 28, 2019 — 
Alumni Carla Taylor is one of five guests for Indigenous Homecoming this year

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