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Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series

Indigenous UWinnipeg


Dr. Julie Nagam

Dr. Julie Nagam

Dr. Jennifer Brant

Dr. Jennifer Brant

Dr. Tasha Hubbard

Dr. Tasha Hubbard

Dr. Heather Igloliorte

Dr. Heather Igloliorte

Dr. John Burrows

Dr. John Burrows

The Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series presents distinguished Indigenous scholars and celebrates the success of UWinnipeg students throughout academic year. Hosted by Dr. Jaime Cidro, Acting Indigenous Academic Lead at UWinnipeg, Acting MDP Director, and Associate Professor at UWinnipeg (Anthropology).

Speakers for 2017-2018


Julie Nagam, Image ProvidedOctober 25, 2017

Collective and Vreative Methodologies Within the Future of Indigenous Arts
Dr. Julie Nagam

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Photo of Jennifer BrantDecember 5, 2017

Indigenous maternal pedagogies: Lessons from our Sweetgrass Baskets
Dr. Jennifer Brant

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Photograph of Tasha HubbardJanuary 17, 2018

Buffalo Ralatives: Understanding Reciprocity Through Stories of the Buffalo
Dr. Tasha Hubbard

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Photograph of Dr. IgloliorteFebruary 7, 2018

Sakkijajuk/To be Visible: Engaging Nunatsiavut Communities in the Future of Inuit Art.
Dr. Heather Igloliorte



Photograph of Dr. John BorrowsMarch 26, 2018

Learning From the Land
Dr. John Borrows


Past Speakers 2016-2017

Kim Anderson, Photo ProvidedMarch 8, 2017

An Indigenous Feminist Commemoration of Canada 150

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Chelsea VowelFebruary 8, 2017

Indigenization in the Time of Pipelines
Chelsea Vowel

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Dr. Lorna WilliamsJanuary 11, 2017

How Universities can Support Indigenous Language Revitalization and Maintenance
Dr. Lorna Williams

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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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