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Land Acknowledgement

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, 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

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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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