Indigenous

Learn to speak Ojibwe at UWinnipeg

This month UWinnipeg is offering an intensive Ojibwe course that includes a land-based that portion takes place at Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation near Riding Mountain National Park.

UWinnipeg helps launch Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive

The Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive is a pilot project aimed at preserving and providing access to websites related to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and responses to its Calls to Action.

Celebrating Indigenous Summer Scholars

  WINNIPEG, MB –As we mark National Aboriginal Day, The University of Winnipeg celebrates eight outstanding Indigenous students who are spending their summer researching projects ranging from clean water on First Nations to using art and digital media to create new dialogues in Canada. From June 12 – August 18, 2017, the new Indigenous Summer …Read more >

Artwork on campus inspired by ancient Indigenous medicine wheel

Wall etching creates visible welcome at Axworthy Health and RecPlex WINNIPEG, MB –In partnership with Ebb and Flow First Nation, The University of Winnipeg today unveiled a new collaborative public artwork that becomes the welcoming entrance of the Axworthy Health and RecPlex, at 350 Spence Street. The wall etching, entitled ASIN, meaning stone in Ojibwe, …Read more >

UWinnipeg a signatory to Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord

Today The University of Winnipeg joined more than 80 local organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals in becoming a signatory to the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, an initiative spearheaded by Mayor Brian Bowman. The Accord is a commitment to the ongoing journey of reconciliation in Winnipeg, inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to …Read more >

Learning about Indigenous foods in the field

As a part of The University of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Food Systems field course, a group of ten UWinnipeg students has just returned from Fisher River Cree Nation where they learned how to catch and process fish, among other skills. From May 23 to 27, 2017, the students collaborated with Charles Sinclair School students and teachers …Read more >

UWinnipeg embraces TRC “Calls to Action”

   Journey towards reconciliation: second anniversary of TRC report WINNIPEG, MB –It was two years ago, June 2, 2015, when the nation paused to listen to (now Senator) Murray Sinclair deliver the seminal Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report – a blueprint for change with specific Calls to Action aimed at bridging the divide between First …Read more >

CIHR grants fund Indigenous health research

The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Jaime Cidro, (Associate Professor, Anthropology) has recently received two Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grants totaling over $835,000 combined.  Her project grant, worth $688,500, is the largest CIHR grant ever received by UWinnipeg. The new project is a collaborative partnership between Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag (Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative), Nanaandawewigamig (First …Read more >

UN trip helps UWinnipeg student give voice to Indigenous issues

Jazmin Alfaro is passionate about oral history and the authentic stories of Indigenous people. As a Masters student in UWinnipeg’s Indigenous Governance program, in April she attended a unique workshop with 17 other delegates from around the world in New York City offered by the United Nations. “I believe in participatory research that is action-oriented, …Read more >

Paul Thomas, Cindy Blackstock, Byron Williams to receive honorary doctorates

Scholar Paul Thomas, Indigenous activist Cindy Blackstock, and public interest lawyer Byron Williams will each receive an honorary doctor of laws from The University of Winnipeg at Spring Convocation on Thursday, June 15, 2017 and Friday, June 16, 2017. Paul Thomas has served as a scholar, teacher, researcher, and mentor in the field of public …Read more >