Indigenous

Library project celebrates UN Year of Indigenous languages

Indigenous studies and history student, Elmer Gilbert Clarke spent his summer poring over books in UWinnipeg’s library, searching through texts for Ojibwa, Cree and Michif, as part of UWinnipeg’s Indigenous Summer Scholars program.

Indigenous science students form UWinnipeg AISES chapter

University of Winnipeg biochemistry student, Evan Loeb, and honours physics student, Melissa Anderson, are leading the way for Indigenous students studying science to have increased access to networking, peer support, and mentorship during their studies. They are inviting all Indigenous students studying science to join them as they form UWinnipeg’s first chapter of The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).

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. 

IUS report examines localized approaches to ending homelessness

The University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) launched a report examining emergent practices in localizing the Housing First approach to ending homelessness, which is now in the hands of homelessness-serving organizations across Canada, the US, and as far afield as New Zealand.

UWinnipeger creates a toolkit for inclusive cities for UNESCO

Dr. Yvonne Vizina co-authored a report exploring a holistic approach to advancing reconciliation that has recently been released by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Bannock Breakfast photo gallery

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, UWinnipeg hosted a delicious bannock breakfast on campus that was well attended. Check out who was there!