Student Sharing Circles

Graduating With Indigenous Awareness:
How Do We Do It?

The University of Manitoba Aboriginal Students' Association and the Office of Indigenous Achievement invite ALL students to participate in Sharing Circles to discuss the U of M's strategic action: "Ensure every student graduates with a basic understanding of the importance and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba and Canada."

How do YOU think Indigenous knowledge can be incorporated in the university experience? Several universities across Canada are implementing an Indigenous Course Requirement. Should the U of M do the same? What other ways can we ensure that every student graduates with Indigenous awareness?

The Sharing Circles will take place:

Room 543/544 University Centre
12:30 PM - 2 PM
Thursday, February 4, 2016

William Norrie Centre
12:30 PM - 2 PM
Friday, March 18, 2016


Bannatyne Campus
Room 141 Apotex Centre
12:30 PM - 2 PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

All U of M students are welcome. Free lunch will be provided.

Students who are unable to attend a session are encouraged to share their opinion with us online. All responses are annoymous.
Sharing Circle Questionnaire

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact:
Ruth Shead
Coordinator, Indigenous Achievement
ruth.shead@umanitoba.ca

Recommended reading/watching:

Taking our Place: Strategic Plan 2015-2020
In its five-year strategic plan, under the priority area Inspiring Minds, the U of M lays out the goal: "Ensure every student graduates with a basic understanding of the importance and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba and Canada." (page 13, bullet point e.)

Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint
University of Manitoba

As part of Indigenous Awareness Week a panel discussed the topic: Indigenous Course Requirement: Good or Bad? Watch the video here.

The U of W makes Indigenous course a requirement
CBC Manitoba

Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., to mandate Indigenous learning
CBC Thunder Bay

Lakehead University: Indigenous Content Requirement

Lakehead University

Paved with Good Intentions: Simply Requiring Indigenous Content is Not Enough
ActiveHistory.ca

Yukon College introduces First Nations core competency for all graduates
Yukon College

'Indigenizing the Academy' without Indigenous people: who can teach our stories?
MoontimeWarrior.com

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi'kma'ki
Cape Breton University

UMSU Hopefuls Talk Mandatory Indigenous Course Requirement
The Manitoban

Unsafe Space: The danger of mandatory Indigenous Studies courses
Northern Public Affairs