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Martha Peet, with the coat her mother made for her.

Indigenous

Growing up in the centre of the Arctic and carrying Inuit teachings

October 7, 2022 — 
Learn about Inuk Elder Martha Peet and how she's carried Inuit teachings throughout her life

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Graduate nursing students partake in Reconcili-action workshop

October 3, 2022 — 
On Sept. 6 and 7, graduate nursing students participated in Reconcili-action Begins with Education: Turtle Island Project Experiential Exercise for Graduate Nursing Students. The workshop took students through the history between Indigenous Peoples and settlers, beginning before European settlers came to Turtle Island to present-day reconciliation efforts.

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Students

Learn on, from and about the land in the Land and Water program

October 2, 2022 — 
Applications are now open for the Land and Water program, which offers immersive urban land-based experiences, and engaging online workshops and activities facilitated by Indigenous elders, knowledge holders, artists and others.

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A crowd of students, faculty and university staff walk past the University of Manitoba administration building wearing orange shirts.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Every Child Matters

September 28, 2022 — 
On September 29, hundreds of Rady Faculty of Health Sciences students, staff and faculty will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Bannatyne and Fort Gary campuses honouring residential school survivors, acknowledging systemic racism in the health care system and the important role health-care professionals play in providing equitable mental, physical and emotional health care to every patient.

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tréchelle bunn pictured outdoors, birdtail valley

Indigenous student-athlete shows community that movement is medicine

September 27, 2022 — 
The Reconciliation Run, organized by Indigenous student-athlete Tréchelle Bunn, is scheduled to take place on September 30 in Birtle, MB. Registration is still open with an option to participate virtually for those not able to make the trip to Birtle on Friday.

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Alex Bird (second from the left) and his siblings from the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation were among the first students to attend this public school, near Prince George, B.C., in the early 1910s. (Royal B.C. Museum, Image B-00342, British Columbia Archives)

Research and International

Reckoning with the history of public schooling and settler colonialism

September 26, 2022 — 
Part of the “complex truth” behind reconciliation is understanding that public schooling has also played an important role in settler colonialism in Canada.

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Survivor flag at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Indigenous

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events

September 23, 2022 — 
There are many opportunities to engage in a day of reflection leading up to and on the day itself both at UM, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and off-campus.

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Delivering truth in the name of Reconciliation

September 23, 2022 — 
Responding to Call to Action #19, Wanda Phillips-Beck studied the health care policy known as “out for confinement".

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A large room full of law students at first year orientation

Faculty of Law

Getting oriented in a modern-day law school

September 9, 2022 — 
If members of the law Class of 1925 had jumped into a time machine and attended the Juris Doctor Class of 2025 first year law orientation, they would be confounded at the difference in attitudes towards mental health, equality, diversity and inclusion, Indigenization of the Juris Doctor curriculum and a strong movement towards reconciliation.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law welcomes Elders-in-Residence, The Honourable Murray Sinclair and Wendy Whitecloud

August 25, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome The Honourable Murray Sinclair and retired law instructor Wendy Whitecloud to Robson Hall as Elders-in-Residence starting in August 2022

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