UWinnipeg students take part in Youth United course, land-based learning

August 23, 2017

In recent months, eight students from the University of Winnipeg took part in a land-based learning course hosted by the Keeseekoowin Ojibway First Nation, and twenty students took part in a course that paired them with organizations dedicated to reconciliation. The unique field school hosted by Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation allowed students to learn from elders about Indigenous ethnobotany. “This course provides a unique experiential learning opportunity to weave academic knowledge (basics of botany and plant taxonomy) with Indigenous knowledge of Elders,” explained UWinnipeg Indigenous Studies Professor Shailesh Shukla. Youth United@Winnipeg connected 20 students with community-based organizations in Winnipeg’s North End that are committed to carrying out the calls to action cited in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The program will take place again next summer. UWinnipeg (1) | UWinnipeg (2) | CBC