Thursday, 21 May 2015 08:12
Professor Wendy Whitecloud was honoured at the 26th Annual Traditional Graduation Powwow held on Saturday May 2nd as the 2015 Migizii Award recipient.
The Migizii Award (named for the Eagle which represents courage, leadership and vision) acknowledges university staff members who go above and beyond for Aboriginal students on campus. Nominations for the award were accepted until April 24th for all University of Manitoba staff members.
Whitecloud was nominated by Jessica Barlow for all the many small but important ways she supported her and others through law school. Not just through her skill in the classroom, but also by reaching out by email, stopping to connect in the hallways, and always having her door open.
Humbled and overwhelmed to be recognized, Whitecloud asked her son, Hanwakan to say a few words on her behalf. He spoke of the importance in knowing we are supported by those around us who care for our success and paid further tribute to his mother.
Congratulations on this powerful recognition!