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margaret lavallee speaking at convocation

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Treat patients with respect, revered Elder tells medical grads

May 24, 2022 — 
Ojibway Elder Margaret Lavallee called on newly graduated doctors to follow the Seven Sacred Teachings – love, courage, humility, wisdom, honesty, respect and truth – as they leave the UM medical school and start their residencies.

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Melanie MacKinnon [BN/96]

Indigenous achievers to be honoured at the Indspire Awards

May 17, 2022 — 
Melanie MacKinnon recognized with Indspire Health Award

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A group of people holding a star blanket.

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

Ceremony marks Reconciliation journey in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

May 16, 2022 — 
The faculty hosted a traditional Indigenous naming and pipe ceremony to commemorate two new initiatives the Riddell Faculty is pursuing as part of its commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous communities.

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A female Indigenous nursing student stands in front of the College of Nursing building.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Celebrating UM Indigenous nursing grads

May 12, 2022 — 
In honour of National Nursing Week, Mahkwa omushki kiim: Pathway to Indigenous Nursing Education (PINE), which offers support to Indigenous students at the College of Nursing in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, reached out to several Indigenous nursing alumni to learn about their careers and reflections on their time at UM. Below are a selection of the responses.

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Cover art: “Grandfather Teaching” from the Homage to Grandfather series by Daphne Odjig, used with permission.

Faculty of Law

An Indigenous Oral History Reader moves law student training towards reconciliation

May 11, 2022 — 
A course introducing law students to the oral history of Indigenous peoples in relation to legal systems has now been made a part of the permanent curriculum at Robson Hall. Materials used throughout the course have been compiled into a single volume and published as a comprehensive resource for the use of educators, scholars and students. An Indigenous Oral History Reader, edited by Dr. Bryan Schwartz, with assistance from several credited student editors was published March 18, 2022 and is available online through the University of Alberta Libraries and on a not-for-profit basis at

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Meet the recipients of the inaugural Indigenous Doctoral Program Fellowships

May 5, 2022 — 
These UM recipients are leading the next generation of students shaping the future of Indigenous-led research

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‘Weave us all together’ 

May 4, 2022 — 
New Indigenous Senator positions narrow the gap in UM leadership

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Michelle Driedger wearing a Metis sash in front of a red background

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Trustworthy Transmission

May 3, 2022 — 
How to clearly communicate health information is a central research question for Dr. Michelle Driedger, a professor of community health sciences in the Max Rady College of Medicine.

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Cary Miller, Native Studies Department Head

Faculty of Arts

Summer Institute on Literacy in Indigenous Content open to UM faculty and staff

May 3, 2022 — 
This summer, University of Manitoba faculty and staff have the opportunity to explore the cultural and historical context of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba and across Canada – virtually.

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Photo of Jesse and Taylor.


UM Today features Indigenous graduates

May 3, 2022 — 
Learn the stories of Jesse McGregor and Taylor Tutkaluke

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