Dialogues, Partnerships & Exchanges

Indigenous Research Dialogues

Women in Governance - April 2016


On April 27, 2016, Mamawipawin brought together a small group of Aboriginal women from across Winnipeg and surrounding area, to discuss the vital role that they have in their respective communities, community organizations, and the broader areas of Indigenous law and politics. Mamawipawin will continue to gather women for discussion and strategic planning, with the expectation that this gathering will expand numerically and geographically, to address the need to return women to governance roles within our communities.

Thank you to those who participated in our inaugural meeting. We anticipate this will be the first of many.

The Manitoba-Aeotearoa/NewZealand Dialogue

From August 24-30 2011, Mamawipawin played host to Language, Identity and Citizenship: A Dialogue for Manitoba and Aotearoa/New Zealand.  Funded by the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (the DFAIT/High Commission research linkages fund), the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Politics and Governance and the Office of the PVP Maori at the Victoria University of Wellington, this research dialogue saw scholars, students and staff from the University of Manitoba, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Otago as well as representatives from the Government of Manitoba and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs gather to discuss: language policies in Manitoba and Aotearoa/New Zealand; institutional initiatives for Indigenous students; existing programs and opportunities for linkages between the universities; and leading research in the areas of language, identity and citizenship being done at these universities. Participants included:

New Zealand Delegation:

Te Ripowai Higgins
Taurima  of Te Herenga Waka Marae at Victoria University  
Dr.  Poia Rewi
Associate Professor at Te Tumu, University of Otago.  

Paul Meredith
Pou Hautu in the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori at Victoria University
Maureen Muller
Research Analyst for Te Ataarangi  and a PhD student at Victoria University

Dr Rawinia Higgins
Senior Lecturer and Te Kawa a Māui at Victoria University.  


Kiera L. Ladner
CRC in Indigenous Politics and Governance
Associate Professor, Political Studies,  University of Manitoba

Andrea Gallagher
MA Student, Political Studies, University of Manitoba

Chad Cowie
MA Student, Political Studies, University of Manitoba

Niigon Sinclair
Assistant Professor, Native Studies, University of Manitoba

Tasha Hubbard
Assistant Professor, Native Studies, University of Manitoba

Brenda Gunn
Assistant Professor, Law, University of Manitoba

Dr. Marlene Atleo
Associate Professor, Education, University of Manitoba

Dr. E. Richard Atleo
Hereditary Chief  
Distinguished Lecturer, University of Manitoba

Lorena Fontaine
PhD student – University of Manitoba
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Governance, University of Winnipeg

Dr. Mary Jane McCallum
Assistant Professor, History, University of Winnipeg

Donna Miller
Executive In Residence
Institute for Policy Research, University of Manitoba

Deborah Young
Executive Lead Indigenous Achievement, University of Manitoba

Kali Storm
Director, Aboriginal Student Centre, University of Manitoba

Carle Stone
Advisor Aboriginal Student Centre, University of Manitoba

Bret Nickels
Advisor Aboriginal Student Centre, University of Manitoba

Gary Robson
Elder, Aboriginal Student Centre, University of Manitoba

Jen Storm
Aboriginal Student Recruitment Officer, University of Manitoba

Christine Cyr
Aboriginal Recruitment Officer, Enrolment Services, University of Manitoba

Peter Pomart
Student Advisor, Aboriginal Business Education Partners, University of Manitoba

Dr. Fiona MacDonald
Assistant Professor, Canadian Studies Coordinator, University of Manitoba

Dr. Renate Eigenbrod
Department Head/ Associate Professor, Native Studies, University of Manitoba

Dr. David Collins
Vice-Provost, Academic Planning/Programs, University of Manitoba

Dr. Rob Hoppa
Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

Dr. Janice Ristock
Associate Vice President of Research,  University of Manitoba

Rhonda Friesen
Manager of International Cooperation Agreements, International Relations, University of Manitoba

Government of Manitoba:

Marlene Gallagher
Consultant, Aboriginal Education Directorate

Guy Jourdain
Executive Director, Francophone Affairs Secretariat

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs:
Marcel Balfour



VIDEOS from this event will follow.