Required Indigenous Studies Course at U of W One Step Closer to Reality

Required Indigenous Studies Course at U of W One Step Closer to Reality

University of Winnipeg's Wesley Hall. (HANDOUT)
University of Winnipeg’s Wesley Hall. (HANDOUT)

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.”

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