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Dr. Niigaan Sinclair.

Faculty of Arts

CBC Manitoba: The Assembly of First Nations is set to elect a new leader this week. The move comes after months of controversy and upheaval at the organization

December 5, 2023 — 
The Assembly of First Nations is set to elect a new leader this week. The move comes after months of controversy and upheaval at the organization

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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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Conversation Canada: Policing is not the answer to shoplifting, feeding people is

November 29, 2023 — 
Merissa Davorn, Assistant Profesor in Indigenous Studies at the University of Manitoba, writes about how research has shown that in Prairie cities municipalities disproportionately fund police over essential services like housing and mental health support.

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Faculty of Arts

Winnipeg Free Press: Riel acknowledgement called reconciliation milestone

November 24, 2023 — 
Riel acknowledgement called reconciliation milestone

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Desautels Faculty of Music

An operatic exploration of the heart of the Red River Métis

November 23, 2023 — 
An innovative Manitoba opera featuring a number of Desautels Faculty of Music alumni becomes the world's first Métis opera.

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Faculty of Education

CBC Manitoba: Schools in Winnipeg School Division seek alternatives to churches for grads, other events

November 9, 2023 — 
Schools in Winnipeg School Division seek alternatives to churches for grads, other events

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Breaking the silence on Métis research

November 8, 2023 — 
PhD research gives voice to scholars, methodologies

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

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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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The Norway House Indian Residential School, Norway House, Manitoba, circa 1920-1930. // Image from Library and Archives Canada

Faculty of Arts

Conversation Canada: Fact-checking residential school denialists and debunking ‘mass grave hoax’

October 17, 2023 — 
What did Canadian news outlets actually report after the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation made their public announcements about their search for missing children? Two UM experts fact-check residential school denialists and a 'mass grave hoax' theory

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Sean Carleton

Faculty of Arts

APTN National News: New report looks to combat the rise in residential school denialism

October 13, 2023 — 
New report looks to combat the rise in residential school denialism

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