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Op-Ed: Indigenous peoples’ right to consent already exists in Canada, UNDRIP or not

March 19, 2020 — 
'If we want to increase certainty and promote peaceful relations, protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples must be the basis for this renewed relationship'

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

CIHR supports UM researchers in quest to curtail rheumatoid arthritis in Indigenous populations

March 18, 2020 — 
A Rady Faculty of Health Sciences research team was awarded $1.6 million dollars from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a multipronged project focused on rheumatoid arthritis in First Nations people that will include a clinical trial to see whether the combination of turmeric, omega-3 and vitamin D can reduce the risk of the autoimmune disease

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Couple shares honour at Indigenous awards ceremony

March 17, 2020 — 
For two recipients of this year’s Indigenous Awards of Excellence, the award had an added significance, as they were able to share their achievement with their spouse. PhD student Amanda Fowler-Woods Community Health Sciences and associate professor Dr. Melinda Fowler-Woods were both recipients in student and faculty categories respectively.

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Brenda Lafreniere receives a star blanket at the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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Campus leaders honoured at fourth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence

March 11, 2020 — 
Family, friends and community gathered this week to celebrate 10 recipients of the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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Alumni

The Disrupters: Alumnae who persisted in an inequitable world

March 6, 2020 — 
As this year’s International Women’s Day calls for a more gender-equal world, we’re celebrating our own UM alumnae whose perseverance led to incredible contributions for Manitoba, Canada, and the world

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Michelle Driedger (community health sciences) with research partners at Manitoba Metis Federation, Georgina Liberty, Sheila Carter and Julianne Sanguins.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding for studies in Indigenous populations

March 6, 2020 — 
Two University of Manitoba researchers have received nearly $1 million in COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research projects that focus on public health responses in Indigenous populations.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

‘Not less than human’

March 3, 2020 — 
North America’s Indigenous people face many health disparities, much of which can be traced back to colonization of their land by European settlers, says the keynote speaker of this year’s upcoming Helen Glass Research Symposium

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Faculty of Law

Robson Hall welcomes Kawaskimhon Moot to birthplace of Louis Riel

February 28, 2020 — 
Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba is pleased to host the 26th Kawaskimhon National Moot, March 6-7, 2020. Manitoba’s law school will be welcoming law students from across Canada to participate in this consensus-based, non-adversarial moot that incorporates Indigenous legal traditions alongside federal, provincial and international law.

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Survivor Eugene Arcand speaking at the release of the Lessons Learned Survivors Perspectives Report

Lessons Learned report released following review of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement

February 21, 2020 — 
Informed by Residential School Survivors from across the country, a report released this week outlines lessons learned in reviewing the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)

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Metis scholar Fred Shore.

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Métis scholar reflects on his lifelong career shaping the minds of students

February 20, 2020 — 
Dr. Fred Shore began teaching at 20-years old. Now, as he approaches his last semester in the classroom, he reflects on his journey and the changes he's helped shape in the UM community.

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