Bridging Indigenous & human rights – public invited June 19

CMHR Garden - photo supplied

CMHR Garden – photo supplied

As Canadians work to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, many leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors are looking for effective strategies and insights. Loretta Ross and Derek Nepinak will highlight community-driven pathways to improve leadership practices and explore different ways of knowing. This event is free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome.

WHAT:  Transforming the ways we lead: bridging Indigenous & human rights

WHO:    Loretta Ross and Derek Nepinak

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
              (Q&A session to follow)

WHERE: Canadian Museum for Human Rights
               85 Israel Asper Way at The Forks

Presented in partnership by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and The University of Winnipeg.


Loretta Ross (Bimaashi Migizi), Treaty Relations Commissioner of Manitoba and Derek Nepinak, CEO Kanata Financial and former Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, will share their perspectives on how leaders must initiate change in light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. They will also explore Canada’s commitment to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

As we come to understand the histories and learn about the effects of colonization, residential schools, and their intergenerational impacts, each of us is challenged to move forward in a good way. How can we use this knowledge in a respectful way to influence leaders to make meaningful and responsible changes?

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Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E:


Maureen Fitzhenry, Media Relations Manager, Canadian Museum for Human Rights          

P: 204-289-2112, E:


1 Comment

  • Sandra Tomsons said...

    I think it is exciting that UofW is co-sponsoring this wonderful learning opportunity with the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Reconciliation will be furthered when Indigenous leaders, Elders and Scholars enable non-Indigenous leaders, scholars, and ordinary settlers understand that human rights are both individual and collective. Then the ground will be prepared for the Community rights of Indigenous peoples to self determination and the use of their lands be affirmed and respected.

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