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Land Acknowledgement

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Anisininew, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Biindigen! Nedanighai! Tunngaugit! En ya! Iyuskin Kuwa! Pihitikwew! Bienvenue! Welcome!

Welcome to the UM Indigenous Birding Club at the University of Manitoba!

We are a community of UM students, staff, and faculty who are passionate about birds, connecting with nature, and promoting Indigenous knowledge.

Our club is dedicated to promoting the benefits of connecting with nature for mental health and wellness. We believe that spending time in the great outdoors has a transformative impact on our well-being. Through our activities, we create opportunities for UM Indigenous students to get on the land, immerse themselves in nature, and experience its healing power.

We firmly believe that birding is for everyone.
 

Birds hold significant cultural and spiritual importance in Indigenous traditions, and we aim to celebrate and preserve this knowledge. Our club is a welcoming and safe space for birders of all levels. Whether you're an experienced birder or new to birding, we invite you to join us in exploring wonderful greenspaces on and near our campuses, participating in group bird watching walks, and engaging in educational workshops.
 

Together, let's build a vibrant community of UM students, staff, and faculty who are enthusiastic about birds, connecting with nature, and honoring Indigenous knowledge. We hope you will join us at one of our walks, birding trips, or other events. The details for all upcoming walks and events are listed below.

Upcoming Events

  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Jul 25
    Winnipeg
    Jul 25, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Jul 25, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Aug 08
    Winnipeg
    Aug 08, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Aug 08, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Aug 15
    Winnipeg
    Aug 15, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Aug 15, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Aug 22
    Winnipeg
    Aug 22, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Aug 22, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Aug 29
    Winnipeg
    Aug 29, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Aug 29, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Sep 05
    Winnipeg
    Sep 05, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Sep 05, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Sep 12
    Winnipeg
    Sep 12, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Sep 12, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Sep 19
    Winnipeg
    Sep 19, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Sep 19, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Sep 26
    Winnipeg
    Sep 26, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Sep 26, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Oct 03
    Winnipeg
    Oct 03, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Oct 03, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Oct 10
    Winnipeg
    Oct 10, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Oct 10, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Oct 17
    Winnipeg
    Oct 17, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Oct 17, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Oct 24
    Winnipeg
    Oct 24, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Oct 24, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
  • Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Birding Walk: A 1.5-Hour Walk for Beginners
    Thu, Oct 31
    Winnipeg
    Oct 31, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
    Oct 31, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Winnipeg, 114 Sidney Smith St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6, Canada
We express our gratitude for the generous support provided by the UM Indigenous Initiatives Fund. It allows the UM Indigenous Birding Club to continue connecting UM students, staff, faculty, and alumni with the remarkable benefits of nature, and promoting and sharing Indigenous knowledge of birds and the natural world.

The UM Indigenous Birding Club is also supported by the UM's Indigenous Student Centre, the UM's Office of Community Engaged Learning, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des ornithologistes du Canada.
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