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Indigenization at the University of Winnipeg

Graduate Studies


It is vital to recognize that the University of Winnipeg is located on Treaty One land, in the heart of the Métis Nation. The treaties constitute the agreements which opened up these lands for settlement, and are fundamental to Canada. We also recognize that the Métis played a pivotal role in bringing our province into confederation. We are one of the top universities in the country for Indigenous participation, with approximately 10 per cent of our student body comprised of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. We will continue to bring Indigenous people and perspectives into UWinnipeg, be that through students, staff, faculty, community events, or the incorporation of knowledge and culture into content and governance.

Indigenization is one of the strategic initiatives taken by the University of Winnipeg. The Office of Indigenous Engagement is, and has been, key in collaborating with administration, faculty, staff, students, and the community to ensure that campus Indigenization has a lasting and profound effect at the institution.

To learn more about our Strategic Directions, please visit here.

Indigenous Advisory Circle

The University of Winnipeg’s Board of Regents approved the creation of an Indigenous Advisory Circle to ensure the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives in the governance of the university. They're committed to providing an institutional framework that allows for Indigenous perspectives to contribute to the University’s governance, programs, and services to ensure there are no barriers for Indigenous students and to improve access by advancing scholarships and bursaries.

To learn more, please visit the Indigenous Advisory Board.