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Decades of work recently on long-awaited Norquay book

April 11, 2024 — 
Over a decade ago, Dr. Friesen set out to write a biography on the former premier. What started as a small part of his thesis work as a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto later became a project Gerald pursued after finishing his forty-year teaching career at the University of Manitoba.

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Combined images of Reclaiming Anishnaabe Law book cover and law professor Leo Baskatawang

Book launch: Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law

April 12, 2023 — 
UM Press is launching Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law by Leo Baskatawang on April 19 at 7 p.m



Recipes and reciprocity, book launch

October 13, 2022 — 
Launch is Thursday, Oct. 27, 2-3:30 p.m.


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Top 10 recommended media list from Indigenous community at UM

June 16, 2021 — 
As part of National Indigenous History Month, engaging with Indigenous media can be an active step towards reconciliation

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Words of the Inuit: A semantic stroll through a northern culture

September 23, 2020 — 
UM Press hosting virtual book launch on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m.

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UM Press launches two books exploring the Indigenous experience

January 17, 2020 — 
One explores the traditional Anishinaabek lifeways in the context of art and Residential School, and the other examines Indigenous resurgence within cities. 



UM Press launches two books by well-known activists

November 8, 2019 — 
Cultural and environmental activist Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue and professor of social justice Darryl Leroux will launch their books in the coming day


Members of Begade Shutagot’ine, a small community of a few hundred people living in and around Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), on the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, have their story documented by Native Studies professor Peter Kulchyski in his book, A Report of an Inquiry into an Injustice. The Begade Shutagot’ine are the continued owners of the land and Kulchyski bears eloquent witness to the Begade Shutagot’ine people’s two-decade struggle for land rights, which have been ignored by federal and territorial authorities.

Top 5 2018 University of Manitoba Press Books

December 17, 2018 — 
U of M Press picks some of its favourite titles from 2018, and you have a chance to win one of them

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Austrian refugee John Paskievich captured the North End’s streets, where Indigenous peoples and Old World immigrants crossed the boundaries of ethnicity, class, and culture. UM Press showcases his work again in "The North End Revisited" // Photo: UM Press

Top 5 2017 University of Manitoba Press Books

December 19, 2017 — 
Here are a few highlights from a festive year in publishing

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Ma-Nee Chacaby // Photo: Ruth Kivilahti

University of Manitoba Press’ latest book: A Two-Spirit Journey

May 17, 2016 — 
Her story is one of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism

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