2020 Summer Institute on Literacy in Indigenous Content

Join the 2020 Summer Institute on Literacy in Indigenous Content presented by the Department of Native Studies with support from the Indigenous Initiatives Fund. The institute is a 10 week program open to UM faculty and staff intended to increase awareness and knowledge of Indigenous subjects and issues, and build capacity and expertise for delivering Indigenous content across curriculum, as outlined in the UM's strategic plan. It will not only cover the histories, political status, rights and contemporary issues of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba, but also address how to manage discussion of racially sensitive topics in the classroom.

The program is based on the Truth and Reconcilication Commission's Call to Action #57, which calls upon provincial employees to learn the history of Indigenous peoples through skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights and anti-racism.


Tuesday's, May 19 to July 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual meeting credentials will be sent to  participants each Monday.
You can attend single, multiple or all 10 sessions, though attendance at all sessions is encouraged.


This program is free and open to UM faculty and staff. Email cary.miller@umanitoba.ca to register. Indicate in your email your name, position, Faculty and if not attending all 10 sessions, which sessions you plan to attend.


View the syllabus for information on:

  • Description
  • Meeting times and format
  • Objectives
  • Participation
  • Assessment and assignments
  • Required texts
  • Weekly schedule (topic, learning outcomes, readings, assignments)