WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg extends congratulations to Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, returning National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN).
“The University of Winnipeg looks forward to our continued work on education with National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo as we continue to forge strong ties with First Nation peoples,” said Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor. “UWinnipeg and the AFN have a strong partnership, as we are committed to providing a framework that brings Indigenous perspectives to the University’s governance, programs, and services. Combined with scholarships and bursaries, this partnership helps to increase access for Indigenous students who wish to pursue their dreams via post-secondary education.”
The University of Winnipeg and the AFN have worked together on a number of important initiatives on UWinnipeg’s campus, including: an AFN Youth Gathering, the inaugural KA NA TA Conversations – Re-Thinking Canada Embracing An Indigenous Worldview, and a national Virtual Summit On First Nation Post-Secondary Education, as well as an AFN Roundtable on personal credits for residential school survivors and their families and communities.
The AFN consists of 633 First Nation communities in Canada that are recognized as members of the Assembly of First Nations. The Assembly of First Nations is a national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada.
The University of Winnipeg is proud to have one of Canada’s fastest-growing populations of First Nations students. In partnership with First Nation Elders, governments, and communities UWinnipeg offers relevant, respectful programs and supports.