Winter 2020 Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series

February 10, 2020 @ 11:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Various locations on the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus (see below)
66 Chancellors Cir
MB R3T 2N2
Ruth Shead: Coordinator, Indigenous Achievement
(204) 474-6747

Dr. Michelle Driedger








Monday, February 10, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Circle Room, Migizii Agamik

Dr. Michelle Driedger
Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Building Better Ways Forward: Engaging Metis in Health Research

Indigenous health research has come a long way from pan-Indigenous approaches to distinctions-based research for First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. Working in partnership with the Health and Wellness Department of the Manitoba Metis Federation, Dr. Driedger will share examples that have sought doing Metis research in a good way.

Camille Callison








Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m.
Room 111 St. John’s College

Camille Callison
Indigenous Strategies Librarian
University of Manitoba
Chair, International Federation of Library Associations Indigenous Matters Section

Lyle Ford








Lyle Ford
Liaison Librarian for English, Film, Theatre and Media, Classics, and Native Studies
University of Manitoba

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training

Over the last decade, we have seen substantive movement relating to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) people, knowledge and information held in cultural memory institutions such as libraries, archives and museums. As a partial response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, the University of Manitoba Libraries developed an Indigenous Cultural Competency Training — a 13-week blended learning program. These sessions exposed library faculty and staff to Indigenous worldviews and Canadian history from an Indigenous perspective while forming relationships with the Indigenous community at the U of M.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
200 Education Building

Brenda L. Gunn
Associate Professor, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The first principle of reconciliation is the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), which is also the framework for reconciliation at all levels and across all sectors of Canadian society. This discussion will explore how UNDRIP is an essential tool for the protection of Indigenous rights and will challenge us all to embrace the articles, both within post-secondary institutions and more broadly across Canadian society. This presentation will involve aspects of how UNDRIP may be conceptualized as well as how it may be implemented.