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An Indigenous student shaking hands with an Elder at the 2019 Traditional Graduation Pow Wow

“We must continue to actively listen to Indigenous voices”

June 17, 2020 — 
As my time as President and Vice-Chancellor nears its end, I am reminded of the many meaningful moments that I have been honoured to experience with the Indigenous community.

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Dr. Catherine Cook in Migizii Agamik

Recognizing Indigenous contributions and resiliency

June 16, 2020 — 
As I think about National Indigenous Peoples Day in relation to current global events, it is now more important than ever that everyone take the time to understand the history of this place we live, including the history before Manitoba became a province and Canada became a country

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NCTR Dialogues – Sharing Survivor Perspectives on Truth and Reconciliation

June 16, 2020 — 
To celebrate Pride month, the first NCTR Dialogue will discuss the topic Two-Spirit Reconciliation

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Faculty of Social Work

Our Fight Against Anti-Black Racism in Social Work

June 16, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba fully, and without reservation, supports the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) Student Committee and the Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Issues (RECI) caucus' Call to Action to "Fight Against Anti-Black Racism in Social Work."

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

A message to the Faculty of Graduate Studies community on racism

June 16, 2020 — 
Let us take this opportunity to do the important work of educating ourselves about historical and modern racism, and our roles in perpetuating racism culturally and systemically.

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Delia Douglas

Stand up, show up, listen up

June 11, 2020 — 
Delia Douglas is the the anti-racism practice lead in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. She shares her disturbing personal experience with racism.

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Anti-racism activism must mean more than hashtags

June 8, 2020 — 
UM law student Chimwemwe Undi, a poet and spoken word artist living on Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, explained why social media movements such as the recent #BlackoutTuesday did not accomplish its goal of raising awareness

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Speaking out against racism and police violence

June 4, 2020 — 
An open letter to FKRM Faculty, Staff, Students and Student-Athletes from Dean Douglas Brown.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Taking a stand against racism

June 3, 2020 — 
We are all watching with trepidation what has recently occurred in the United States as a result of the death (murder) of George Floyd. We are witnessing a reaction to prolonged issues of anti-black racism in the U.S. and Canada exacerbated yet again by police actions. This was seen in similar scale in the 1960s and now demands reform in an environment resistant to change.

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Students

Message to students on anti-racism

June 2, 2020 — 
At the University of Manitoba each member of the campus community has a role to play in contributing toward an environment where all students feel recognized, valued, respected and treated fairly.

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