UWinnipeg receives Eagle Staff

The University of Winnipeg Aboriginal Student Services Centre has gifted an Eagle Staff to the university. The staff is unique to UWinnipeg and was developed from the Creator’s gifts: Tree, animal, and bird materials. “From this point forward, the UWinnipeg Eagle Staff will lead the way in UWinnipeg Indigenous celebrations and ceremonies,” said UWinnipeg ASSC Coordinator Tanis Kolisnyk. “It’s a sacred item, a conduit of prayer to the Creator. It’s a powerful symbol of the Creator’s relationship with Indigenous people of this land, where we learn together, study, work, and are in community with each other.” The ASSC staff also gifted star quilts to carpenter Brian Wait and painter April Keenan, who built a unique storage case for the staff when it is not in use.