Indigenous

UWinnipeg’s Kevin Lamoureux in documentary “First Contact” 

Kevin Lamoureux, UWinnipeg’s AVP-Indigenous Affairs, appears in the documentary “First Contact” — which airs in three parts on APTN, from September 11 – 13. The series follows a group of six Canadians on a 28-day journey that challenges their perceptions about Indigenous people. Narrated by George Stromboulopoulos, the show explores indigenous culture in Canada and takes the participants …Read more >

Lamoureux resumes duties as AVP, Indigenous Affairs

Fontaine named Indigenous Academic Lead, Nelson named Director of Community Learning Kevin Lamoureux has resumed his duties as The University of Winnipeg’s Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs. Lamoureux returned on August 20, following a one-year leave for an interchange with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), during which he held the role of National …Read more >

Maria Campbell honoured at her home in Gabriel’s Crossing

Honouring Métis author, playwright, teacher, Elder and community worker Maria Campbell for her lifelong advocacy and contributions to Indigenous and Canadian arts and politics.

Photos: Star Blanket mural unveiled at Helen Betty Osborne building

The University of Winnipeg community, along with Synonym Art Consultation, unveiled the Star Blanket mural on the Helen Betty Osborne building on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

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 >