UWinnipeg receives Eagle Staff


The University of Winnipeg Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) has gifted an Eagle Staff to UWinnipeg. 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.” UWinnipeg ASSC also gifted star quilts this week to carpenter Brian Wait and painter April Keenan, who built a customized storage unit for the Staff.