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Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series

Indigenous UWinnipeg


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The Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series presents distinguished Indigenous scholars and celebrates the success of UWinnipeg students throughout academic year.

Upcoming 2017 - 18 Speakers

Dr. Julie Nagam

Dr. Julie Nagam
Collective and Creative Methodologies within the future of Indigenous Arts

October 25, 2017
12:30 -  1:30
Convocation Hall 


Dr. Alex WilsonDecember 6, 2017
Dr. Alex Wilson
Coming in to Indigenous Sovereignty:
Relationality and Resurgence


Dr. Lorna WilliamsJanuary 11, 2018
Dr. Lorna Williams
How Universities can support Indigenous Language Revitalization and Maintenance


Chelsea VowelFebruary 8, 2018

Chelse Vowel
Indigenization in the Time of Pipelines


Dr. Kim AndersonMarch 8, 2018
Dr. Kim Anderson
Because it's 2017:
An Indigenous Feminist Commemoration of Canada 150







Past Speakers - 2017 -18


Dr. Amie Wolf

October 12, 2017
Dr. Amie Wolf
Real Reconciliation Starts with Fair Economics
Exploring the Imperative for Indigenous Required Courses
(IRC’s) at Post Secondary Business Schools in Canada







Past Speakers - 2016 -17


Dr. Alex WilsonDecember 6, 2016
Coming In to Indigenous Sovereignty:
Relationality and Resurgence

Dr. Alex Wilson

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Dr. Amie WolfOctober  12, 2016

Real Reconciliation Starts with Fair Economics
Exploring the Imperative for Indigenous Required Courses at Post Secondary Business Schools in Canada
Dr. Amie Wolf

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Past Speakers - 2015 -16


Drs Battiste and HendersonMarch 14, 2016
Indigenizing the Academy:
Indigenous Perspectives and Eurocentric Challenges

Dr. Marie Battiste and Dr. Sákéj Henderson

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Dr. Janet SmylieFebruary 3, 2016

First Peoples, Second Class Care:   
“The most dangerous form of racism is unintentional racism from health practitioners”   -  Dr. Janet Smylie

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Dr. Adam GaudryJanuary 6, 2016

Are the Metis treaty people? 
Dr. Adam Gaudry

An examination of the Manitoba Act as a treaty with the Metis Nation.

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Dr. Anton TreuerDecember 2, 2015

How to learn an Indigenous language
Dr. Anton Treuer

Bemidji State University's Dr. Anton Treuer discusses how to learn an Indigenous language.

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JP Gladu November 16, 2015

Aboriginal Rights and Business
JP Gladu (CCAB), Clint Davis (TD Bank) and Massey Whiteknife

The New Way of Doing Business: Aboriginal Rights and why every business student needs to understand the new reality of Indigenous people in Canada.

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Dr. Leroy Little BearOctober 9, 2015
What I Know About Canada
Dr. Leroy Little Bear

On Oct. 9, 2015, Dr. Leroy Little Bear reflected back on his life in academia, the progress made on Indigenizing this country and the road to travel. Part of the 2015-2016 Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series presented by the Indigenous Affairs Office.

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Dr. Pam PalmaterSeptember 14, 2015

To Vote or Not To Vote
Dr. Pam Palmater, Dr. Rob Innes and Leah Gazan

Indigenous people may have the numbers to make a big impact in Canada’s next federal election, but does voting threaten Indigenous sovereignty?

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