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UM scientists partner with Indigenous team to salvage valuable research

September 28, 2020 — 
Because of COVID-19, UM researchers working on projects in the coastal regions around James Bay have been unable to access some equipment and gather data. Fortunately, they were able to coordinate with Indigenous environmental technicians to collect biological samples so that the data record could be preserved.

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Words of the Inuit: A semantic stroll through a northern culture

September 23, 2020 — 
UM Press hosting virtual book launch on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m.

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Indigenous News

Fireside Chats to continue in virtual format

September 22, 2020 — 
Integral programming that highlights traditional teachings with Elders to continue online

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Pathways: The NCTR 5-Year Report

Pathways: The NCTR Five-Year Report

September 22, 2020 — 
A five-year report, titled Pathways: The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Five-Year Report, November 2014 to November 2019, reflects on the NCTR’s own journey and accomplishments, and is now available to the public.


Alumna Diane Roussin

UM virtual living library features prominent Indigenous alumni

September 15, 2020 — 
UM is organizing a virtual living library event with influential Indigenous alumni that will allow “readers” to engage and interact with alumni as “living books” and learn from their journeys.

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Alumna Diane Roussin

Indigenous News

Living library creates an interactive way to celebrate Indigenous alumni success

September 14, 2020 — 
Learn about the career paths of four Indigenous UM alumni on October 2.

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A black and white photo of the Shubenacadie Residential School classroom in Nova Scotia.

Recognition of historic significance of the Residential School System and former Residential Schools crucial step on path to Reconciliation

September 1, 2020 — 
The NCTR, Parks Canada and the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced that the Residential School System is now formally designated as an “event of national historic significance.” 

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Indigenous Circle of Empowerment students outside of Migizii Agamik.

Indigenous News

Building confidence and community connections for Indigenous students

August 25, 2020 — 
After wrapping up a successful year later this past spring, applications are now open for the 2020-2021 ICE program.

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Indigenous Scholar Réal Carrière

Indigenous News

Centering Indigenous knowledges in politics and governance

August 13, 2020 — 
Cree-Métis scholar blends his traditional upbringing with political science

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Indigenous Scholar Dr. Dan Henhawk

Indigenous News

Indigenous Scholar decolonizes sport by returning to a land-based way of learning

August 11, 2020 — 
Dr. Dan Henhawk's research incorporates recreation and sport with land-based education

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