The University of Winnipeg is one step closer to a required Indigenous Studies course for students.
The U of W’s Senate approved a motion in principle on Thursday that will make Indigenous learning a degree requirement for all students.
The idea was originally proposed late last year by the U of W Students’ Association and the Aboriginal Students’ Council.
“Students will have the opportunity to learn about Indigenous perspectives and build positive relations with Indigenous peoples” said Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie, Co-President of the Aboriginal Students Council.” This is one step of many we must take together.”
U of W president Annette Trimbee called the move an important step to a more “understanding and inclusive society.”