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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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Indigenous News

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.

Indigenous News

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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Indigenous News

Partnership paving the way for systemic change

December 11, 2023 — 
More than 2,000 Indigenous youth in Manitoba have already benefited from the University of Manitoba’s innovative partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. Just over two years ago, the $16.1 million partnership set out to transform Indigenous education through initiatives co-created with Indigenous students, communities, governments and organizations, as well as post-secondary institutions across the province.

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10 ways UM research is making a global impact

December 11, 2023 — 
Research with impact. Learn more about the ways UM researchers are changing the way the world looks and talks about big issues.

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Indigenous News

CBC Indigenous: Winnipeg summit chips away at what Indigenous language learners call ‘the block’

December 1, 2023 — 
Winnipeg summit chips away at what Indigenous language learners call 'the block'

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Faculty of Social Work News

HIV research that takes a village

November 30, 2023 — 
What kind of impact could HIV doulas have on the health and well-being of someone newly diagnosed with HIV? UM's Village Lab and community partner Ka Ni Kanichihk aim to find out.

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Indigenous News

UM hosts first ever New Buffalo Education Gathering

November 27, 2023 — 
On Friday, Nov. 17th, the University of Manitoba’s Indigenous Student Recruitment and Community Relations (ISRCR) team launched its first ever Open House for rural and northern Indigenous students and welcomed prospective Indigenous youth and adults from northern, rural and urban communities to come and explore post-secondary education at UM.

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Metis PhD student and Indigenous Veteran, Shauna Mulligan, beside a photo of her grandfather, who also served in the military

Indigenous News

UM honours Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

November 8, 2023 — 
Shauna Mulligan is a Métis PhD student in Indigenous Studies and Army Reserve Veteran, having served from 1995 to 2002 as a Medical Assistant. She shares with UM Today, her family's rich history of military service. A legacy, she says, runs to the very core of who she is as a person.

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International Inuit Day

November 7, 2023 — 
In honour of International Inuit Day, we celebrate UM student Willow Allen and her efforts to amplify Inuit culture and voices.

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