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Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing News Archive

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Fifth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence goes virtual

May 12, 2021 — 
Over 10 days, the recipients of this year’s awards will be honoured through a series of videos

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Head of Ongomiizwin Melanie MacKinnon


Head of Ongomiizwin’s community connections helps guide COVID-19 First Nations response work

April 16, 2021 — 
Melanie MacKinnon has been working tirelessly to advocate on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response team for First Nations communities in Manitoba

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Headshots of Connor Hellebuyck and Melanie MacKinnon.

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Connor Hellebuyck and Melanie MacKinnon named NHL’s Co-First Stars of the Week

April 12, 2021 — 
The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced that goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and the First Nations Pandemic Rapid Response Team’s Melanie MacKinnon have been named the NHL's Co-First Stars of the Week for the week ending April 11, 2021.

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UM institute leads ‘momentous’ vaccine rollout to First Nations at request of federal government

March 12, 2021 — 
In a landmark acknowledgment of the growing health-care autonomy of Indigenous Peoples, the federal government has given an Indigenous health institute at the University of Manitoba responsibility for leading the COVID-19 vaccination project in all 63 Manitoba First Nations

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A blueprint for First Nations health service delivery

November 30, 2020 — 
When the number of COVID-19 cases in a First Nations community exceeds or is anticipated to exceed what the local health workforce can manage, a rapid response team is quickly deployed

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Dr. Marcia Anderson in front of a teal backdrop


Vice-dean of Indigenous health bridges professional work with community

May 20, 2020 — 
We caught up with an Indigenous public health doctor, mother and community organizer for a glimpse into her busy life.

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Brenda Lafreniere receives a star blanket at the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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Campus leaders honoured at fourth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence

March 11, 2020 — 
Family, friends and community gathered this week to celebrate 10 recipients of the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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Upcoming symposium to focus on Indigenous voices in health research

January 21, 2020 — 
Ongomiizwin – Research, part of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences’ Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, will host its seventh annual Indigenous Health Research Symposium, “Past, Present, Future: Telling Our Stories” on January 23 and 24 on Bannatyne Campus.

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Inspiring next generation of Indigenous health-care professionals

October 15, 2019 — 
Maximus Sandberg stood in the middle of the Pinaymootang School gym holding a stack of pamphlets and papers he planned to take home and read. The Grade 12 student had just visited the 10 booths that were part of the health-care professions career fair held on Pinaymootang First Nation on September 24.

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Connecting with Indigenous culture

April 3, 2019 — 
The inaugural Pimose ta, Let’s Walk Together event was held for Rady Faculty of Health Sciences students to make connections, build relationships and begin mentorship opportunities while learning about traditional teachings and Indigenous health.

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