#UMIndigenous News Archive
September 13, 2023 —
A welcoming space for Indigenous faculty, staff, students, allies and friends across all UM campuses, the 90-minute Indigenous Connect meetings offer a chance for attendees to network, share their work, obtain feedback, and discuss programming, events, policy issues and other matters of importance, like the creation of the recent Indigenous identity policy.
September 11, 2023 —
Indigenous Homecoming is a time to connect and re-connect with UM Indigenous alumni. This year's Indigenous Alumni Connect event will feature a living library - an opportunity to hear the stories of celebrated UM alums who are making a difference in the community – good food and guided walking tours.
September 5, 2023 —
Investing in student success involves resources, workshops, tutoring, funding opportunities and the like. But often the first step is creating communities where students know that there are other people who see their potential and their struggles and truly care about their success.
August 30, 2023 —
On August 29, 2023, Dean Bruno Silvestre of the Asper School of Business signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with leaders from Norway House Cree Nation and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc (MKO).
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.
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.
June 30, 2023 —
An emotional ceremony was held June 29, 2023 to mark the Archival Records of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) being inscribed into the Memory of the World International Register created by UNESCO
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.
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.