UManitoba BA program introduces Indigenous Content requirement

November 24, 2020
The University of Manitoba Senate has modified its Bachelor of Arts graduation requirements to include a minimum of three credit hours in Indigenous Content. The article says that this new requirement has been put in place to ensure students from the Faculty of Arts have an understanding of Indigenous issues, including an understanding of culture, history, sovereignty, treaty rights, and political status. “The most important reason for including this content in Arts students’ degree is that it better equips them to understand the world they live in as Canadian citizens/residents, as well as citizens of the world,” said Heidi Marx, UManitoba’s Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs. “Learning about the wrongs of the past also allows students to become active, engaged, and empathetic participants in reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.” The Star (MB)