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Two people stand beside an easel with art on it.

Extended Education

Access Program art piece unveiled

October 14, 2022 — 
“We wanted an image to represent all we do and all we are. We were provided with this image.” - Diedre Desmarais


Blake Angeconeb stands in front of the mural he painted.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

New mural brings thunderbirds to Brodie atrium

October 13, 2022 — 
Blake Angeconeb looked up towards the brightly coloured mural he painted and a smile crossed his face.

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Elders Gathering graphic with painting of Elders with children.


The Indigenous Student Centre Hosts Its 16th Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering 

October 11, 2022 — 
We sat down with Elder-in-Residence Carl Stone to learn some of the history behind Elders Gathering at the UM, his involvement and to learn about what to expect by attending the two-day event. 

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Martha Peet, with the coat her mother made for her.


Growing up in the centre of the Arctic and carrying Inuit teachings

October 7, 2022 — 
Learn about Inuk Elder Martha Peet and how she's carried Inuit teachings throughout her life

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Survivor flag at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events

September 23, 2022 — 
There are many opportunities to engage in a day of reflection leading up to and on the day itself both at UM, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and off-campus.

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two students running forward with sticks in hand while three people cheer in the background.


Reconnecting at Indigenous Orientation

September 9, 2022 — 
Connect with the vibrant Indigenous community at the University of Manitoba during Indigenous Orientation at the Fort Garry campus on Wednesday, September 14.

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Katie McKenzie wearing a ribbon skirt standing on a green bridge overlooking the Red River.


What Pope Francis’ visit means to me

July 21, 2022 — 
Personal reflection by a current Indigenous student at UM, Kathleen McKenzie

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Ongomiizwin hosts National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations

June 23, 2022 — 
The morning of the summer solstice, the John Buhler Research Centre atrium filled with the soft smell of smudge and the sounds of drumming and singing as UM’s faculty, staff and students gathered around in a circle to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Group photo of people wrapped in star blankets.


Sixth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence celebrates 2021 and 2022 recipients in-person

June 22, 2022 — 
Each year, Indigenous Engagement and Communications, and the Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) (OVPI) honours students, staff and faculty in the categories of community builder, trailblazer and outstanding achievement at the Indigenous Awards of Excellence

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Access Program students celebrate graduation.

Extended Education

Grads celebrate at Access Program Graduation Celebration

June 3, 2022 — 
'I never thought I would attend university in my life... And now, because of Access, I am here... To be there and honoured meant a lot to me. I was truly touched,' - Tyler Koswin

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