News and Reports


Different perspective
Newly minted PhD examines Innu and provincial government relations

June 2, 2017

Dr. Carolina Tytelman’s thesis, Place and Forest Co-Management in Nitassinan/Labrador, examines how well the co-management process and its institutions worked in representing both the Innu Nation and the provincial government.


Instrumental experience
Spring graduate establishes first Memorial Aboriginal Music Award

May 30, 2017

Working with Sean Panting, the School of Music’s development officer, Mitchel Fleming used every spare moment he had to seek donations for an endowed scholarship. The inaugural Memorial Aboriginal Music Award was presented this past year to Kendra Jacques, a violinist from Labrador.


In, with, by and for the North
Labrador Research Forum celebrates creativity and innovation

May 18, 2017

Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, director of the Labrador Institute in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, which, along with Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, hosted the conference, echoed Grand Chief Qupee’s message. “The key themes that underscored the four days of sharing and scholarship were incorporating reconciliation and relationality in academic pursuits, understanding and respecting multiple perspectives and world views, and the importance of northern-led research.”


Circle of inclusion
Drumming circle an Aboriginal Peoples Week highlight

April 21, 2017

The Aboriginal Resource Office hosts open drumming circles every friday at lunchtime throughout the fall and winter semesters. During Aboriginal Peoples Week, Chief Mi'sel Joe visited and provided the drum group with a name: Mawitajik, meaning “they come together.”


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