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U of M must resolve conflict with Indigenous community – Winnipeg Free Press

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201981 Views

Feb 7, 2019

In early 2014, Kali Storm, the director of the Indigenous Student Centre at the University of Manitoba, was fired.

The firing rocked the Indigenous community on campus. Storm had worked for decades, advocating, planning and eventually overseeing the construction of Migizii Agamik (Bald Eagle Lodge), among other things.

U of M administrators gave no reason for the firing or explain why she had been escorted off campus by security.

The Indigenous community on campus rebelled. Students started a petition to have her reinstated. Staff talked openly about quitting. Most just wondered why. I know, because at the time, I was (and still am) an Indigenous faculty member at the university.

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