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Victoria Tauli Corpuz, - United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

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Conference report demystifies how to implement UN Indigenous rights declaration

June 30, 2020 — 
Practical examples of how Indigenous peoples around the world are breathing life into the carefully chosen words of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are now available online. The Kiskinohamatowin report is based on a conference hosted by University of Manitoba Law Prof. Brenda Gunn and consultant Celeste McKay in 2019.

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Convocation 2020: Honouring Indigenous graduates

June 29, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. UM campuses are uniquely strengthened by Indigenous student perspectives. The Indigenous campus community includes many student leaders who continue to define new directions and move our nations, province and country forward with their ideas and passions. The following Indigenous students will graduate during UM Virtual Convocation on June 29.

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Alexey Tsykarev (Karelia), Edtami Mansayagan (Manobo), Diego Tituaña (Otavalo), Mariam Wallet Med Aboubakrine (Tuareg), Edward John (Tahltan), Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot), Erika Yamada (Brazil), Kristen Carpenter (Colorado).

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UN Indigenous declaration starting to change lives

January 22, 2019 — 
The Kiskinohamatowin forum shared research on how to use the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples more effectively to address common challenges

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples forum comes to Faculty of Law

December 6, 2018 — 
A decade after the United Nations adopted its innovative Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, scholars, policy makers and advocates will gather at the U of M to share research on how the declaration is being put into practice around the world.

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Law Student receives prestigious Indigenous Bar Association Award

November 9, 2018 — 
Congratulations to Danielle Morrison (3L) upon being presented with an Indigenous Bar Association Law Student Scholarship for "academic merit, community involvement and the pursuit of Indigenous legal reform." Morrison was presented with the award at the 30th Annual IBA Fall Conference in Saskatoon. 


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Building Bridges conference brings Indigenous and Newcomer communities together

May 17, 2018 — 
Last year in May, 2017, a unique conference titled "Building Bridges Between Canada's Indigenous and Newcomer Groups" was held at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. The event resulted from discussions on Canada’s 150th and the conflicting senses of pride, frustration, pain and hope alongside the important work of welcoming and successfully settling newcomers to Canada; as well as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action that mandated a more inclusive history of Indigenous experiences and the history of residential schools in the newcomer information kit, citizenship test and oath.

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Law Professor Promotes International Indigenous Rights Advocacy at UN

May 16, 2018 — 
Brenda Gunn, an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, has worked for years in the area of International Indigenous Rights Advocacy, attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at least 10 times in the past 14 years. Each time, she attends in some capacity to present, learn, discuss, or raise awareness of international issues affecting Indigenous people in Canada. This April 17, she organized and participated in a side-event at the Forum, which served to share different perspectives on the theme of lands and resources.

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Professor Brenda Gunn: Robson Hall’s resident expert on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

March 23, 2018 — 
Associate Professor Brenda Gunn recently appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to give testimony for a study the committee is conducting on Bill C-262 which would implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 


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Op-ed: The trial over Colten Boushie’s death re-exposed wounds. Could Indigenous peoples having their own criminal justice systems be the answer?

February 15, 2018 — 
But let us take the question further, law professor writes in Maclean's  


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Orientation Week: Robson Hall Welcomes Law Class of 2020 with Focus on Integrity, Professionalism, and Awareness of Indigenous Legal Traditions

September 14, 2017 — 
Robson Hall's Orientation Week included a Welcome address from the Chief Justice of Manitoba, a Blanket Ceremony and talk from Loretta Ross, the Treaty Commissioner of Manitoba, to raise awareness of Indigenous legal traditions, and a visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

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