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Advancing Reconciliation and Promoting Indigenous Achievement News Archive


UM grad and Métis youth leader, Lydia Gork, on CTV Morning Live

June 21, 2023 — 
UM grad and Métis youth leader, Lydia Gork, talks to CTV Morning Live about the importance of looking at education through an Indigenous lens and creating welcoming spaces for youth.


Mihskakwan James Harper


Honouring the contributions of Mihskakwan James Harper

June 15, 2023 — 
National Indigenous Peoples Day and National Indigenous History Month celebrate the history, culture, traditions and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples across all of Turtle Island.  One of the extraordinary young alumni we are honouring for his contributions and successes is Mihskakwan James Harper, who will receive UM’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Young Alumni for 2023. 

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The Chancellor's new Convocation gown

Indigenous artists re-imagine convocation regalia

June 5, 2023 — 
Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing will now be better reflected at UM’s convocation ceremonies.

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Mihskakwan James Harper.


Meet the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Young Alumni recipient

May 30, 2023 — 
Learn more about Mihskakwan James Harper’s journey from student to climate action leader.

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Sean Carleton

Research and International

Meet Sean Carleton, 2022 Rh Award Winner in the Humanities category

May 26, 2023 — 
Sean Carleton is the 2022 recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award in the Humanities category.

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Stephanie Scott stands outside and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is in the background.

Winnipeg Free Press: Indigenous women lead the way at NCTR

March 8, 2023 — 
An International Women's Day focused special insert in the Winnipeg Free Press shared a story about Stephanie Scott, executive director at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and Brenda Gunn, academic and research director at the NCTR.

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Asper School of Business

Building bridges and financial capacity with Indigenous communities

February 22, 2023 — 
Like many young professionals, Carter Wilson [BComm(Hons)/18] knows that making connections is useful.

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Woman in a canoe conducting research.

Research and International

A new direction for UM Research

February 21, 2023 — 
On Jan. 19 the UM Strategic Research Planning Committee convened to begin work on a new UM Strategic Research Plan for 2023-2028, as part of the ongoing process to create a broader University Strategic Plan.


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Faculty of Arts

A Night of Stories with Janine Windolph

February 3, 2023 — 
Janine Windolph is part of a growing movement of Indigenous female filmmakers shaking up the scene. On January 19, 2023 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, to kick off her tenure as Writer-In-Residence at UM, The Decolonizing Lens and the Center for Creative Writing and Oral Culture held a wonderful welcome event with screenings of Windolph’s films.

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Southwood circle pedestrain mall

Board of Governors accepts visionary policies to guide Southwood Circle development

February 1, 2023 — 
The two policies—Community Wellness and Sustainability Policy, and the Design Policy—put people first in the area’s design and operations

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