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Indigenous Course Requirement

The University of Winnipeg is proud to be one of the first universities in Canada to mandate that all incoming undergraduate students learn about Indigenous peoples and be exposed to Indigenous perspectives and worldviews.

Through the Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR), UWinnipeg graduates will have knowledge about Indigenous peoples and cultures. A student-led effort on campus, the ICR was unanimously approved by The University of Winnipeg Senate, the body responsible for academic governance. The decision exemplifies the University’s leadership in responding to the recommendations made in the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Students may choose from a number of three-credit-hour courses in which the greater part of the content is local Indigenous material — derived from or based on an analysis of the cultures, languages, history, ways of knowing or contemporary reality of the Indigenous peoples whose homelands are located within the modern boundaries of Canada and the continental USA.