UManitoba holds territory acknowledgement workshops


The University of Manitoba Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous) is hosting a series of territory acknowledgement workshops that are intended to empower university community members to better understand and personalize land acknowledgements. UManitoba explains that the impetus for the workshops was to move away from land acknowledgements being used in a “rote” manner. UManitoba AVP (Indigenous) of Students, Community, and Cultural Integration Christine Cyr explained that territory and land acknowledgments “need to evolve; they can’t be static.” The workshops cover the history of UManitoba’s acknowledgements, the controversies surrounding land acknowledgements, and considerations and resources for building a personal statement.