Indigenous

UWinnipeg health historian turns to past to understand present

When COVID-19 began turning her world upside down, the first thing UWinnipeg historian, Dr. Mary Jane McCallum did was look back at her own family’s history of diseases. “I had to find a personal connection to what was happening, to look to the past – because I just didn’t know what to do,” she said.

UWinnipeg Indigenous health research receives $3.5 million boost

The University of Winnipeg has received funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to support Kishaadigeh, an Indigenous-led health research project developed by and with Indigenous communities and organizations to empower health research initiatives that reflect their priorities.

UWinnipeg annual Spring Pow Wow cancelled

Celebrate the academic achievements of the graduating First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students during The University of Winnipeg’s 18th annual Spring Pow Wow on Saturday, March 21.

Louis Riel Bursaries – meet the talented Métis students

More than 60 Métis UWinnipeg students were awarded the Louis Riel Bursary in the Fall Term of this academic year. Meet a few of the recipients!

Métis Kitchen Table Talk: photo album

Indigenous art curators and scholars discussed art, knowledge systems, and community connections at a recent Métis Kitchen Table Talk, Sparking Miyeu Pimatishiwin, which took place on Thursday, February 6 at The University of Winnipeg.

Jennefer Nepinak welcomed to UWinnipeg with pipe ceremony

The University of Winnipeg officially welcomed Jennefer Nepinak, Associate Vice-President of Indigenous Engagement, to the University community during a pipe ceremony on Friday, September 20 at the Axworthy Health and RecPlex. A citizen of Minegozhiibe Anishinabe (Pine Creek First Nation), Nepinak is a UWinnipeg alumna who’s held leadership roles at the Canadian Museum for Human …Read more >

UWinnipeg historians lead Manitoba Indigenous TB Photo Project

Two UWinnipeg historians are leading a project featuring previously unseen historical photos of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit patients and staff at Manitoba tuberculosis (TB) hospitals, with the goal of making images accessible to former patients.

Wesmen player earns Indigenous History Essay Prize

Wesmen basketball player Rayna Anderson is the winner of the UWinnipeg 2018-2019 Indigenous History Essay Prize. 

Medicine walks and scientific method unite in unique field school

A group of University of Winnipeg students learned ethnobotany from classroom instruction, Indigenous elders, and herbalists this summer, during a unique field school held at Medicine Eagle Lodge in the Keeseekoowenin First Nation near Riding Mountain National Park. 

When Raven Became Spider at Gallery 1C03

UWinnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 is going ‘supernatural’ with Indigenous superheros and fantasy comics exhibit from September 19 – November 30, 2019.