National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

Join the celebrations! U of M will host National Indigenous Peoples Day events on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Bannatyne Campus.

National Indigenous Peoples Day poster

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7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.         
Teepee Construction and Display         
Medicine Garden/Mashkiki Gitigann - 745 Bannatyne Avenue

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.         
Pipe Ceremony with Elder Margaret Lavallee                                     
Medicine Garden/Mashkiki Gitigann - 745 Bannatyne Avenue

9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Crafter/Artist Displays
Brodie Atrium

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Anishinaabe Cardio with Michele Landon
Traditional Contemporary Workout
Buhler Atrium

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Children's Story Time with Elder Mary Wilson
Medicine Garden/Mashkiki Gitigann - 745 Bannatyne Avenue

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Dr. Catherine Cook, U of M
Head Ongomiizwin and Vice Dean, Indigenous Health
Mr. Ronan Segrave, HSC
Brodie Atrium

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Blessing of Food and Feast (complimentary, everyone welcome)
Brodie Atrium

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cultural Performers - Maxine Angoo, Spence Tradition, Buffalo Red Thunder Singers
Brodie Atrium

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Indigenous Health Grand Rounds
Speaker: Onesanew Christian Sinclair
Topic: "Health Care Opaskwayak Cree Nation Style"
Fredric Gaspard Theatre

2:00 p.m.


Free shuttle service from Fort Garry campus (reservation required)
A shuttle is available to transport the U of M community between campuses on National Indigenous Peoples Day. Spaces are limited.
Shuttle schedule*:

  • Departs Fort Garry campus at 10:20 a.m. 
    Pick up outside of the Administration Building
  • Departs Bannatyne campus at 1:10 p.m.
    Pick up outside of Brodie Centre (Emily Street & McDermot Avenue)

*Please be on time. If you miss the departure time, you are responsible for your own transportation. Other transportation options include Winnipeg Transit and parking in the Emily Street parkade or on the street.

To sign up for the shuttle, RSVP to by June 18, 2018 at 12 p.m. Please indicate if wheelchair accessibility is required.

Coming soon:

3rd annual Indigenous Peoples Day Reading List
See last year's Reading List to get you started!