Indigenous Advisory Circle

Indigenous UWinnipeg

Indigenous Advisory Circle members

The University of Winnipeg Indigenous Advisory Circle - photo courtesy of Skye Spence

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.

“We recognize that the University is on Treaty One land in the heart of the Métis Nation,” explained past President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy. “We are committed to provide an institutional framework to allow 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.”

The Indigenous Advisory Circle meetings are held three times annually and the Circle advises the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Associate Vice-President Indigenous, Government and Community Affairs, Senior Administrators, and the University community. The Advisory Circle’s membership represents urban, rural and northern Indigenous peoples in Canada as well as other international Indigenous communities. Members have expertise and experience in a range of areas, but particularly in education and development.

The University of Winnipeg Board of Regents Indigenous Advisory Circle Policy [PDF]

Indigenous Advisory Circle Members

University Indigenous Advisory Circle Members

Aboriginal Student Council

  • Female Representative (2018-2019) Ms. Daphne Comegan
  • Male Representative (2018-2019) Mr. Cory Whitford

In Memory of Dr. Tobasonakwut Kinew