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The turtle, where sacred fires were lit in front of the NCTR

UM will recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 1, 2021 — 
A message from President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Michael Benarroch; Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook; and National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Executive Director Stephanie Scott

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Conference with First Nations Chiefs during Manitoba-First Nations Treaty, 1871. // Glenbow Archives NA-1406-72

UM commemorates 150th anniversaries of Treaty 1 and Treaty 2

August 19, 2021 — 
NCTR, in partnership with the Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) at UM, will host: A Discussion on Treaties on Aug. 24

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Elders and Survivors participated in the Land Blessing Ceremony on Aug. 12.

Land Blessing Ceremony held for the future home of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

August 16, 2021 — 
The first step in envisioning the new permanent home for the NCTR

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Researchers have found that those who feel more connected to nature tend to feel more connected to all of humanity. (Annie K/Unsplash)

Faculty of Arts News

People who feel more connected to the natural world are more likely to support reconciliation

August 10, 2021 — 
Both traditional Indigenous knowledge keepers and social psychological researchers have made strikingly similar conclusions about the connection between how people relate to each other and how they relate to the earth and other living beings

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Aug. 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 4, 2021 — 
In recognition of this important day, it is fitting to discuss the implementation of the UN Declaration in Canada. Why is it important, and how does it help address the challenges we currently face in Canada?

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Janesca Kydd in her office

Meet Janesca Kydd, UM’s new top lawyer, dedicated to advancing Reconciliation

July 22, 2021 — 
Her father immigrated from Scotland in the 1950s and met her mother, a residential school Survivor. And after Kydd was born the family moved north to run a general store on an island near Misko-ziibiing (Bloodvein First Nation).

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Indigenous Scholar Dr. Michael Yellow Bird

Indigenous News

How mindfulness and meditation can help us adjust to a new normal

July 16, 2021 — 
Read how Indigenous scholar and dean of social work practices mindfulness and meditation to keep him grounded

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Opaskwayak First Nation (OCN) smart vertical farm. // Photo provided by OCN

Research and International News

Smart vertical farming to expand in Northern Manitoba

July 5, 2021 — 
UM and Opaskwayak Cree Nation collaborate on new project

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Indigenous News

Engaging community, expanding Indigenous leadership

June 23, 2021 — 
Indigenous-focused projects underway across UM campuses

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Indigenous News

Top 10 recommended media list from Indigenous community at UM

June 16, 2021 — 
As part of National Indigenous History Month, engaging with Indigenous media can be an active step towards reconciliation

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