The University of Winnipeg



Indigenous Education Blueprint Signing Ceremony

Invitation to Indigenous Blueprint SigningManitoba’s education sector to sign historic document

Taking action on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations

On Friday UWinnipeg will join every post-secondary institute in Manitoba, as well as the Manitoba School Boards Association, to sign the Indigenous Education Blueprint, a transformational framework to advance Indigenous education and reconciliation.

This unprecedented partnership between Manitoba’s public school boards and the post-secondary education sector will transform Manitoba into a leading global centre of excellence for Indigenous education, research, languages, and cultures.

What: Signing the Manitoba Indigenous Education Blueprint

When: Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith Street, University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus


  • Emcees: Deborah Young, Executive Lead Indigenous Achievement, U of M and Wab Kinew, Associate Vice-President Indigenous Affairs, U of W
  • Elder Harry Bone
  • Honour Song – Justina McKay
  • Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, Hon. James Allum
  • David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor, U of M — Welcoming remarks on behalf of COPUM
  • Paul Vogt, President and CEO, Red River College
  • Ken Cameron, President, Manitoba School Boards Association
  • Student remarks
  • Signing ceremony with all Blueprint partners
  • Photo opportunity
  • Event closing
  • Feast to follow