Indigenous Honorary Doctorates

Indigenous UWinnipeg

In recognition of exceptional service, achievement, and distinction, The University of Winnipeg presents Honorary Doctor of Laws and Honorary Doctor of Letters to select individuals twice annually at Convocation (autumn and spring.)

Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Hon. PhD - children, youth and family advocate

David Chartrand, Hon. PhD - President of the Manitoba Métis Federation

Sheila Watt Cloutier, Hon. PhD - environmental activist and ambassador for the North

Maria Campbell, Hon. PhD - Activist, educator, and writer. 

Olive Dickason, Hon. PhD - journalist, scholar, and Elder

Georges Erasmus, Hon. PhD - former National Chief, Assembly of First Nation

Phil Fontaine, Hon. PhD - former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations

Elijah Harper, Hon. PhD - first elected First Nation member of the Manitoba Legislature

Tomson Highway, Hon. PhD - award-winning author, playwright

Josie Hill, Hon. PhD - community activist

Tom Jackson, Hon. PhD- entertainer and philanthropist

Tobasonakwut Kinew, Hon. PhD - teacher and Elder

Albert McLeod, Hon. PhD - Community organizer, educator, and Elder. 

Murray Sinclair, Hon. PhD - Manitoba's first Aboriginal judge and Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Canadian Senator

Leslie Spillett, Hon. PhD - activist and advocate

Alejandro Toledo, Hon. PhD - Indigenous leader and former President of Peru

Linda Tuhiwai Smith, PhD - Leader in Indigenous Education theory and practice.