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New Indigenous opera is a story of good medicine

Thursday, June 1, 2023 @ 3:08 PM

This fall, Manitoba Opera will be performing the world premiere of Li Keur: Riel's Heart of the North, the first full-scale Indigenous-led opera presented on a Canadian mainstage. It celebrates Métis women, languages, music, and culture, with libretto written by Métis poet and scholar Dr. Suzanne Steele and music composed by Métis fiddler Alex Kusturok and CMU faculty Neil Weisensel.

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CMU recommits to Indigenous education

Monday, April 17, 2023 @ 11:20 AM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) joined nine other education partners in a landmark signing of the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint on April 14 at the RRC Polytech downtown campus.

Working together in unprecedented fashion, seven participating institutions developed and committed to the Blueprint in December 2015, acting upon the recommendations the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released earlier that year. This year's event marked a renewed commitment to helping Indigenous people succeed in all levels of Manitoba's education system.

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Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint partners reaffirm commitment to Indigenous education

Thursday, April 13, 2023 @ 10:08 AM

This Friday, Manitoba's six universities, three colleges and the Manitoba School Boards Association will gather to reaffirm their commitment to making Indigenous education a priority in Manitoba. In 2015, the parties signed the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint (the Blueprint)—an official partnership agreeing to advance 10 commitments informed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action.

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Innovative Indigenous language database developed and launched by Li Keur team and CMU

Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 11:25 AM

The team behind Li Keur, Riel's Heart of the North launched an innovative Indigenous language database this spring.

Li Keur is a new dramatic musical work co-created by Métis poet and scholar Dr. Suzanne Steele, who wrote the libretto, and CMU Adjunct Professor of Music Neil Weisensel, who composed the music alongside Métis fiddler Alex Kusturok. It is a reimagining of Louis Riel's "missing" years from 1870–72 and the strong women that surrounded him.

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Face2Face: Journey to Renewed Covenants

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 @ 7:15 AM

The ​Manitoba Screening of ‘Reserve 107: Reconciliation on the Prairies’ with Director Brad Leitch took place on September 23, 2016 and was followed by audience conversation with film participants.

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