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<i>Uppinaq–Letters from Nunavut: Inuit Culture Loss and Survival in the 1960s and 1970s</i> will review over three dozen letters with hopes of making the content available to society and accessible for future generations.

New MSC research project studies historic letters written by Inuit Elders

From the boundless territory of Nunavut come fragile and carefully kept documents that changed the history of not only northern Canada but the entire country.

A new research project at Menno Simons College (MSC), funded by a grant from the Government of Nunavut's Department of Culture and Heritage, will be translating and analyzing over three dozen letters that were handwritten in Inuktitut syllabics by Nunavut Elders in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Karen Ridd, Teaching Assistant Professor, Conflict Resolution Studies at CMU's Menno Simons College campus and co-host of April 20's We Need to Talk  Zoom conversation about nonviolent resistance

We Need to Talk: Climate change and war

"When you are going through hell, keep on walking"

A wise friend of mine posted that quote recently, and I have been clinging to it, like a kind of psychological life raft.

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Karen Ridd, Teaching Assistant Professor, Conflict Resolution Studies at CMU's Menno Simons College campus and co-host of April 6's We Need to Talk  Zoom conversation about nonviolent resistance

Nonviolent resistance: we need to talk

In my 20s, I supported the armed revolutionary movement in Nicaragua. At that time, I would have said that nonviolence was 'naïve', that it worked for Gandhi against the British in India because the British were so 'civilized' (if my former belief that the British were "civilized" colonizers leads you to guess that I'm basically a mix of Scottish/English/Irish settler stock, you'd be correct). I fully believed that to truly bring about revolutionary change, you'd need armed struggle.

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On the Russian invasion of Ukraine

On the Russian invasion of Ukraine

As the world faces the brazen attack on Ukraine, the learning community of Canadian Mennonite University aches for lives lost and torn apart by horrific violence. We walk alongside current CMU students from Ukraine, their families who are suffering greatly, and also our alumni living in Ukraine.

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CSOP course inspires student to navigate Indigenous and Christian identities

CSOP course inspires student to navigate Indigenous and Christian identities

Katie Anderson signed up for the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) because with the notoriously full schedule of a music student, she wanted to spread out her course load. But the class quickly became so much more than just getting another credit under her belt.

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