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Why words matter: The negative impacts of racial microaggressions on Indigenous and other racialized people

April 13, 2021 — 
Microaggressions may seem small or 'micro,' but as incessant forms of racism, they can have big impacts on mental health, physical health and social life

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Wpg Free Press: Volleyball coach nets awards

April 8, 2021 — 
Menzies coached Manitoba at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto, and at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, where she helped guide the women’s volleyball team to a gold medal

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Connecting culture and community

April 5, 2021 — 
Developed by the Indigenous Student Centre, the Qualico Bridge to Success program provides culturally based resources to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit students as they begin their post-secondary journeys at UM

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A man sitting upright in a hospital chair with his legs stretched in front of him pedals a stationary cycling wheel while receiving dialysis.

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Rady Faculty secures $9.5 million in support for health research

April 1, 2021 — 
Nineteen research projects led by professors from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have received a total of $9.5 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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NCTR launches a new website and archive database – nctr.ca

March 29, 2021 — 
Multiple resources for all of Canada to learn and create educational programs and reconciliation initiatives

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Research conference on Indigenous business themes connects academics around the globe

March 26, 2021 — 
On March 18 and 19, the Asper School of Businesses' Indigenous Business Edcuation Partners and the James W. Burns Leadership Institute hosted the inaugural Emerging Themes in Indigenous Business research conference. Two hundred people from around the world including Australia, New Zealand, France, The United Kingdom, Chile,  Mexico and across Canada participated in the two-day conference.  

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Graphic novel aims to educate K-12 learners on residential school history

March 24, 2021 — 
Sean Carleton will collaborate with the Native studies department, NCTR and the University of Manitoba Press to create a graphic novel on residential school history

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Alumna Julia Hutlet

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Alumni POV: Indigenous voices as equals, not tokens

March 19, 2021 — 
'I want to see a Canada where the voices of Indigenous women are heard and acknowledged not as tokens but as equals and respected politicians and judges'

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UM institute leads ‘momentous’ vaccine rollout to First Nations at request of federal government

March 12, 2021 — 
In a landmark acknowledgment of the growing health-care autonomy of Indigenous Peoples, the federal government has given an Indigenous health institute at the University of Manitoba responsibility for leading the COVID-19 vaccination project in all 63 Manitoba First Nations

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Cover of UNDRIP Handbook by Law Professor Brenda Gunn.

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Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed: Gunn and Neve: Canada mustn’t wait any longer to implement the UN declaration on Indigenous rights

March 11, 2021 — 
Bringing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to life in Canada has been a long time coming. Close to four decades in fact, a staggeringly long time for such a crucial human rights concern.

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