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2022-2023 ICE program students surrounded by Elders, ICE alum, community leaders and loved ones.


Centering Indigenous values, supporting leadership, building community

August 9, 2023 — 
The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on personal, educational, and professional development, and community engagement. It provides a diverse range of activities, including conversations with esteemed Indigenous leaders, professional development, learning from Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and collaborative team capstone projects.

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Seven people walking together, shown from the waist down, with two wearing ribbon skirts and one in a Métis sash.


Walking Together

July 5, 2023 — 
A new report providing progress on University-wide efforts to create a culturally safe work and learning environment for Indigenous staff, students, faculty and guests; expand Indigenous leadership; and foster relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities is now available on the UM website.

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Faculty of Social Work advisor receives 2023 Advising Excellence Award

June 28, 2023 — 
Congratulations to Julia Florek Turcan, Academic Advisor/Cohort Advisor in the Faculty of Social Work, who has been awarded the 2023 Advising Excellence Award.

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Two Indigenous women sitting at a conference, they are not looking at the camera.


Working together for excellence in Indigenous education

June 27, 2023 — 
April 14 marked an exciting day for educators as Manitoba grew one step closer to making our province a global centre for Indigenous education, research, languages and cultures. Signatories of the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint—an unprecedented, collective effort to advance 10 education-related commitments informed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action—were joined by the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, as well as the Province of Manitoba Advanced Education and Training, and Education and Early Childhood Learning departments.

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Six youths dance while three people play fiddles and one man plays guitar.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Multiple generations celebrate Indigenous Culture on NIPD

June 26, 2023 — 
People of all ages filled Brodie atrium on June 21 to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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A UM graduate stands between the UM President and Vice-President (Indigenous), holding her diploma, at the graduation pow wow.


UM’s Blankstein Momentum Program assists in student success

June 23, 2023 — 
The Blankstein Momentum Program, offered by the Indigenous Student Centre, connects Indigenous students to UM resources they may not have known of or actively sought out on their own. Momentum uses a holistic approach that includes biweekly workshops (September – March), advisor meetings, access to tutors, group activities and cultural/spiritual care.

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Confident and comfortable in the university space

June 21, 2023 — 
Qualico Bridge to Success Program offers spiritual, mental, emotional and academic support to Indigenous students as they strive for success.

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Asper School of Business

The Asper School of Business celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2023 — 
At the Asper School of Business, First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, alumni and colleagues are leaders in pursuing economic reconciliation for Indigenous peoples, as entrepreneurs, educators, accountants, analysts and more.

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An adult daughter caring for her older mother, looking at a computer tablet screen.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM project to develop digital health solutions rooted in traditional Indigenous knowledge

June 20, 2023 — 
A research project that aims to bring Indigenous-friendly technology solutions to Elders in a Manitoba First Nation has received approximately $50,000 in funding from AGE-WELL, a Canadian technology and aging network, and the Canadian Frailty Network.

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Eight of ten of the 2023 Honouring Our Indigenous Campus Community honourees stand with UM Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook and UM President Dr. Michael Benarroch. The honourees are wrapped in Star Blankets and they are all standing outside in front of some trees.


Indigenous students, staff and faculty are celebrated at the 2023 Honouring Our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony

June 20, 2023 — 
Members and allies of the Indigenous campus community at the University of Manitoba gathered today to celebrate 10 outstanding students, staff and faculty at the 2023 Honouring Our Indigenous Campus Community recognition ceremony.  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 a better place. 

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