Indigenous

UWinnipeg receives CFI funding for two research centres

The University of Winnipeg will be opening two new research centres thanks to generous funding provided through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund, Research Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, and in-kind funding for a total of over $300,000.

Land-based learning at Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation

UWinnipeg students learn from Elders about traditional plants and medicines WINNIPEG, MB – Eight University of Winnipeg students have just returned from a unique field school hosted by Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation (located just south of Riding Mountain National Park) where they learned about Indigenous ethnobotany. Students participate and learn from Elders about the 40 …Read more >

Creating reconciliation: Youth United@Winnipeg students present

Students reflect on their North End summer experience WINNIPEG, MB – Since May, 20 University of Winnipeg students have gone to work and class every day in the North End as participants in a unique learning program aimed at building greater understanding and reconciliation. Tomorrow, Thursday, August 10, they gather to share their experiences in …Read more >

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 >