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Manitoba Indigenous Law Student Association News Archive

Left to right, Chloe Dreilich-Girard (MILSA External Affairs Coordinator - Métis), Kaitlyn Clarke (MILSA Social Media Co-Coordinator and poster artist).

Faculty of Law

Louis Riel Day Celebration draws full house at Robson Hall

February 28, 2024 — 
Before taking a winter term break, law students packed the Robson Hall Common Room on February 13 to experience Métis culture at an event held in honour of Louis Riel Day. The Manitoba Indigenous Law Students’ Association organized a program of traditional food, dance, beading art and a panel sharing the knowledge of Métis community members with fellow students and faculty.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

Faculty of Law

CBC Manitoba: Adam Beach speaks with the Manitoba Indigenous Law Students Association about what role law plays in his culture

November 28, 2023 — 
Adam Beach speaks with the Manitoba Indigenous Law Students Association about what role law plays in his culture


Left to Right: Marc Kruse, Director of Legal Learning and Services, Yvan Laroque, Clinical Instructor, Dominique Gibson (3L), Melinda Moch (3L), Sarah Shuttleworth (1L), Nadine Plourde (2L), Carlie Kane (3L), Mary-Charlet Lathlin (2L), Assistant Professor Daniel Diamond, Shelby Sinclair (3L), Zackery Anderson (2L), Assistant Professor Leo Baskatawang.

Faculty of Law

UM Faculty of Law representatives show leadership at IBA

October 23, 2023 — 
Representatives from Robson Hall’s faculty and student bodies made some impressions on attendees of the 35th annual Indigenous Bar Association conference hosted by the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, held at the Casino Rama Resort, Ontario, October 12 – 14, 2023.

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combined headshots of Class of 1980 member Norman Yusim and MILSA student Adam Kowal

Faculty of Law

Close-knit Class of 1980 creates bursary for Indigenous law students

July 15, 2022 — 
Thanks to the efforts of a close-knit group of Faculty of Law alumni, Indigenous law students at Robson Hall will have access to another source of much-needed bursary funds, starting in the fall of 2023.

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Robson Hall moot courtroom art by Dakota/Ojibway artist Linus Woods.

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law takes major steps to answer Call to Action 28

December 13, 2021 — 
Change can take a while to happen, but when the impact is finally felt, the results are rewarding. The amount of change between what third-year law student Katie Rothwell and first-year Melinda Moch have seen at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law in terms of Indigenization of the law school curriculum, is significant. This year alone, changes law students like Rothwell and Moch have witnessed include the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation Action Team, the hiring of an Indigenous Student Support Coordinator, and an increase of Indigenous content in mandatory first-year law courses.

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Grad cap 2020


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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Elsa Kaka

Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor Class of 2020

June 26, 2020 — 
Born in Cairo, Egypt to South Sudanese refugees, Elsa Kaka grew up in Winnipeg, inspired towards a life of advocacy by parents who challenged her to venture outside her comfort zone

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Michigan State Justices Megan and Michael Cavanagh visited Robson Hall this fall.

Faculty of Law

Guest speaker round-up

November 12, 2019 — 
Students and faculty members have been keeping the Robson Hall Community busy this fall with an exciting roster of special guest speakers.

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Graduating law student Danielle Morrison is ready to advocate for those in need of a strong legal voice.

Faculty of Law

Born to Advocate

June 6, 2019 — 
Graduating law student Danielle Morrison, has already established an exciting career of advocating for others, all before her convocation day.

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Faculty of Law

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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