Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo gallery from the Bannock Breakfast.

The University of Winnipeg, located on Treaty 1 land in the heart of the Métis nation, is proud to honour and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21, 2018.  
Bannock Breakfast: All Invited

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, all UWinnipeg students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a bannock breakfast on campus today (Thursday, June 21) from 9:00 – 10:30 am in the outdoor space behind Leatherdale Hall. A brief program will take place at 9:30 am. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside Leatherdale Hall.

Supporting Indigenous Masters Students In Science 

On June 20,  Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg, announced a new $7,500 annual award.  Renewable for a second year, the award is specially geared to support an Indigenous Master’s degree student studying Applied Computer Science, Bioscience, or Technology and Public Policy at The University of Winnipeg.  Read More.

New Indigenous History Website By Indigenous Scholars

Shekon Neechie.ca is a new platform for Indigenous historians to gather as an  e-community and share their ideas or works in progress. Shekon Neechie was spearheaded by The University of Winnipeg’s History Department in collaboration with Indigenous historians from Saskatchewan and Ontario. Read More.

Bridging Indigenous And Human Rights

On June 19, Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg, moderated an open panel discussion at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights that touched on reconciliation, identity, Indigenous knowledge, and relationships with the self, the land, and others. Read More.

Indigenous and Human Rights: An Executive Leadership Program

A unique new program developed by The University of Winnipeg and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will help business executives and organizational leaders shape workplace cultures that respect Indigenous and human rights. The six-day, immersive course delivered onsite at the world-renowned CMHR, is being piloted this week (June 19-24). Read More.

Making Indigenous Languages Accessible Through Technology

Cameron Lozinski is a 19-year-old Indigenous Studies major at The University of Winnipeg who plans to support Indigenous language revitalization in Canada — by developing an app that will make his ancestral language more accessible. Read More.

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