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Indigenous engagement News Archive

St. John's College

CBC Books: 26 works of Canadian nonfiction coming out in spring 2024

March 26, 2024 — 
A book that focuses on an exploration of reconciliation centred around Winnipeg, its history and people. 

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Making a statement

February 20, 2024 — 
The Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) is empowering UM community members to personalize their acknowledgements in a manner that honours their own reflections. UM students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in 60-minute workshops that cover the history of UM’s acknowledgement, current controversies around territory acknowledgements and considerations for building your own personal statement, along with resources to do so.


Heather McRae and Seneca Chartrand at the U of M's Indigenous Mini U.

My Steinbach: Province expands funding for youth mental health with over $800,000 investment in community initiatives

February 13, 2024 — 
Province expands funding for youth mental health with over $800,000 investment in community initiatives

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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

A conversation with Ărramăt Indigenous leaders and scholars on holistic healing and physical-spiritual relationships with Mother Nature

October 11, 2023 — 
Recently, Ărramăt Pathway 9 facilitated a conversation about “Physical and Spiritual Relationships with Mother Nature in Indigenous holistic healing” at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Manitoba.

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Three men harvest potatoes in a field.

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

School of Agriculture shares two more Indigenous Voices films

September 20, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba’s School of Agriculture has unveiled the second and third videos in the Indigenous Voices series, spotlighting Indigenous communities with rich agricultural traditions in Manitoba.


Two people pose while a man takes a photo of them with his cell phone.


Building connections within the Indigenous campus community

September 13, 2023 — 
A welcoming space for Indigenous faculty, staff, students, allies and friends across all UM campuses, the 90-minute Indigenous Connect meetings offer a chance for attendees to network, share their work, obtain feedback, and discuss programming, events, policy issues and other matters of importance, like the creation of the recent Indigenous identity policy.

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Members of the UM campus community gather inside a tipi


Connect with UM alums at Indigenous Homecoming

September 11, 2023 — 
Indigenous Homecoming is a time to connect and re-connect with UM Indigenous alumni. This year's Indigenous Alumni Connect event will feature a living library - an opportunity to hear the stories of celebrated UM alums who are making a difference in the community – good food and guided walking tours. 

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2022-2023 ICE program students surrounded by Elders, ICE alum, community leaders and loved ones.


Centering Indigenous values, supporting leadership, building community

August 9, 2023 — 
The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on personal, educational, and professional development, and community engagement. It provides a diverse range of activities, including conversations with esteemed Indigenous leaders, professional development, learning from Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and collaborative team capstone projects.

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Eight of ten of the 2023 Honouring Our Indigenous Campus Community honourees stand with UM Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook and UM President Dr. Michael Benarroch. The honourees are wrapped in Star Blankets and they are all standing outside in front of some trees.


Indigenous students, staff and faculty are celebrated at the 2023 Honouring Our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony

June 20, 2023 — 
Members and allies of the Indigenous campus community at the University of Manitoba gathered today to celebrate 10 outstanding students, staff and faculty at the 2023 Honouring Our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony.  Each year, Indigenous Engagement and Communications and the Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) recognize the efforts and achievements of the inspiring people that are working to make the University a better place. 

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Law Students stand in a circle in a field with the faculty of law building on a hill in the distance

Faculty of Law

Greetings in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day from the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

June 16, 2023 — 
National Indigenous Peoples Day calls us to celebrate many remarkable accomplishments, amplify Indigenous voices, and foster a future where Indigenous cultures, and aspirations are cherished, protected, and celebrated. It is a collective responsibility to create an inclusive and equitable society that upholds the shared principles of justice, respect, connectedness and unity.

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