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Dennita Cameron welcomes the crowd in Cree

CMU Blazers host first Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 3:56 PM

Music by Indigenous artists pumped through the Loewen Athletic Centre at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on January 11, as crowds of people packed full the stands for the CMU Blazers' first Indigenous Peoples Day.

CMU president Cheryl Pauls welcomed everyone in English and student athlete Dennita Cameron welcomed everyone in Cree, acknowledging the Indigenous lands upon which they all gathered. People won giveaways of bannock pizza from local Indigenous-run restaurant Feast, while cheering on their basketball and volleyball teams. Between games, renowned local hoop dancer Shanley Spence performed a hoop dance and led the crowd in a round dance.

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Astrophysicist is CMU’s 2020 Scientist in Residence

Posted in News Releases  •  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Dr. Deborah Haarsma (PhD) is no stranger to frontier work. She has studied galaxy clusters, the curvature of space, and the expansion of the universe using telescopes around the world and in orbit. Privately, her research in astrophysics takes her to the very edge of human knowledge and comprehension.

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International human rights worker finds professional development at CSOP

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Yousuf Abdulaziz is no stranger to peacebuilding and human rights work. He has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and Save the Children in the Central African Republic.

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Still Speaking: a radio show of the Mennonite Heritage Archives

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 3:31 PM

Still Speaking is a radio show created by Conrad Stoesz, the archivist at the Mennonite Heritage Archives. These five-minute stories are currently airing on Golden West Broadcasting stations on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:20 AM (CST). 

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A community of change-makers

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Before Brooke Nagle and Lenora Yarkie were even finished their 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) courses, they had already chosen their course for next year's session.

"This is our third year at CSOP," says Nagle. "I've gotten a lot out of these courses. I find they're really thought provoking and useful in the volunteer work that I do."

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