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Indigenous Homecoming - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Migizii Agamik
Start Date: 9/26/2018Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 9/26/2018End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Description:
Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge! 

The event will feature speakers, tours, entertainment, a Métis chivaree with food, and more! Everyone is welcome.

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge (114 Sidney Smith Street) Fort Garry Campus
More information: http://umanitoba.ca/admin/indigenous_connect/homecoming.html

Special guest speakers:

Ovide Mercredi [LLB/1977] is from Misipawistik Cree Nation. He was president of the first Indigenous Students' Association at the U of M, which at the time was called the Indian Metis Eskimo Student Association. He is one of the original visionaries who advocated for a physical space for Indigenous students on campus. Ovide is also a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, a lawyer, a negotiator, author, poet, and artist. He received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013.

Laura Forsythe is Métis from the Red River Settlement. She is a graduate student in the department of Native Studies, with a specialization in Indigenous education. She is also the Métis Inclusion Coordinator for the U of M, working to increase the understanding of the importance of Métis cultures in the U of M community. She is a member of U of M's Senate, representing the University of Manitoba Graduate Students Association, and she is the co-editor of Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education
Indigenous Homecoming
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