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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at UM

June 21, 2024 — 
An opportunity to actively listen and recognize the histories, cultures, and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples across Turtle Island

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Honouring our Indigenous Campus Community celebrates 2024 honourees

June 20, 2024 — 
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 of Manitoba a better place. On June 20, ten student, staff and faculty honourees were recognized for their exceptional contributions at the 2024 Honouring our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony.

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The Conversation: ‘Decolonizing Lens’: Winnipeg and virtual film series reflects the beauty of Indigenous worldviews

June 19, 2024 — 
Decolonizing Lens is a film and discussion series based in Winnipeg that brings together Indigenous filmmakers, their films and audiences as a form of public education.

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Three-time UM alum honoured with prestigious Indspire Award

June 18, 2024 — 
Jayelle Friesen-Enns receives the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own people.

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First Nations infants have ‘staggering’ rate of involvement with Child and Family Services, Manitoba study finds

June 12, 2024 — 
First Nations infants have an exceptionally high rate of contact with Child and Family Services (CFS) compared to other Manitoba infants, a study jointly led by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) First Nations Family Advocate Office (FNFAO) and University of Manitoba researchers has found.

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UM apologizes to First Nations, Métis and Inuit descendant communities

June 9, 2024 — 
On Monday afternoon, UM President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Michael Benarroch stood before a crowd of Indigenous students, staff, faculty, community members and allies to publicly apologize for the university’s history related to the inappropriate acquisition and housing of Indigenous ancestral remains, burial belongings and cultural heritage.

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A supportive community for returning Indigenous students

June 5, 2024 — 
Offered by the Indigenous Student Centre, The Blankstein Momentum Program connects Indigenous students like Scott Rear with UM resources that will support them through their academic journeys. Whether a returning student needs help getting back on track, elevating their GPA or connecting with the Indigenous community, Momentum provides Indigenous students with the tools they need to succeed.

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Representation matters

June 4, 2024 — 
Sunday Queskekapow (they/them) is a Two-Spirit Swampy Cree person from northern Manitoba who believes that representation matters. Originally from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, also known as OCN/The Pas, Sunday spent a lot of their teenage years feeling confused and secluded. Queskekapow says they just didn’t see a lot of people who were like them.

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Student scholarship recipient to develop a community wellness strategy

May 23, 2024 — 
Learn how UM PhD student, Stephanie Van Haute, is using her lived experience as inspiration for research

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UM Alum Reanna Merasty elected to the Board of Governors

May 22, 2024 — 
Indigenous representation added to alumni voices in UM governance

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