Indigenous

Indigenous Leadership Math Campers Graduate

On Friday, August 10, a group of 25 children in grades 1-3 graduated from this summer’s first session of Indigenous Math Leadership Camp at UWinnipeg’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre. The two-week camp is offered for free to community youth and is designed to help increase mathematical literacy while also engaging Indigenous culture. Student activities include …Read more >

Artists wrap Helen Betty Osborne building in Star-Blanket mural

A group of community artists led by Kenneth Lavallee and Annie Beach is transforming the Helen Betty Osborne building on The University of Winnipeg’s campus by wrapping the exterior in a Star-Blanket-inspired mural. The building houses the Wii Chii Waakanak Learning Centre and the University’s ACCESS education program, and is home to some of UWinnipeg’s …Read more >

YouthUnited@Winnipeg completes successful second year

Twenty students from diverse backgrounds and neighbourhoods have successfully concluded their 15-week YouthUnited@Winnipeg (YU@W) experiential learning program.

Jarita Greyeyes is California dreaming

Jarita Greyeyes, Acting Associate Vice President of Indigenous Affairs and Director of Community Learning and Engagement, is heading to Stanford University to pursue her PhD in in Race, Inequality and Language in Education.

UWinnipeg research scholar tackles TRC calls to action

Recent information from Statistics Canada shows that Indigenous youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17, even though they comprise only eight per cent of the country’s youth population. When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report was tabled in 2015, one in five of its recommendations addressed needs …Read more >

Indigenous scholars launch Indigenous history website

ShekonNeechie.ca comes to life on National Indigenous Peoples Day    WINNIPEG, MB- ShekonNeechie.ca is a new platform for Indigenous historians to gather as an e-community and share their ideas or works in progress. The website was founded and directed by seven Indigenous historians including Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum (University of Winnipeg) Dr. Robert Innes, …Read more >

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

UWinnipeg celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day with a Bannock Breakfast and more.

Bridging Indigenous and human rights

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. On June 19, Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg, moderated an open panel discussion that touched on reconciliation, identity, Indigenous knowledge, and relationships with the …Read more >

Supporting Indigenous success – National Indigenous Peoples Day

New $7,500 award supports science studies for Indigenous Masters students WINNIPEG, MB – When Mark Abotossaway left his reserve community in Ontario to pursue post-secondary studies in Winnipeg, he was unprepared for the culture shock of moving to a place where everything felt different. Although he was a strong student at home, he also found …Read more >

Executive program: respecting Indigenous and human rights

Indigenous and Human Rights: An Executive Leadership Program A unique new program developed by The University of Winnipeg (UWinnipeg) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will help business executives and organizational leaders shape workplace cultures that respect Indigenous and human rights. As Canadians work to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to …Read more >