Indigenous Speakers Series presents Niigaan Sinclair

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Indigenous Speakers Series is honoured to present Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, professor, writer, and activist who holds the Faculty of Arts Professorship in Indigenous Knowledge and Aesthetics at the University of Manitoba. 

About the speaker

illustration of Niigaan Sinclair surrounded by land and animals

Niigaan Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and a professor at the University of Manitoba, where he holds the Faculty of Arts Professorship in Indigenous Knowledge and Aesthetics and is currently Head of the Department of Indigenous Studies. Niigaan is also an award-winning writer, editor and activist who was recently named to the “Power List” by Maclean’s magazine as one of the most influential individuals in Canada. In 2018, he won Canadian columnist of the year at the National Newspaper Awards for his bi-weekly columns in The Winnipeg Free Press and is a featured member of the Friday "Power Panel" on CBC's Power & Politics. A former secondary school teacher, he won the 2019 Peace Educator of the Year from the Peace and Justice Studies Association based at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. His research includes Indigenous literature, graphic novels, and masculinities. An activist as well as a writer, Niigaan has helped organize Idle No More Winnipeg events and has co-edited three award-winning collections: Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories, Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water, and The Winter We Danced: Voices of the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement.

Portrait of Niigaan Sinclair by Hawlii Pichette, Urban Iskwew.

Please note: Registration is appreciated but not required. Everyone is welcome! Join the livestream via this MS Teams link.

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