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First Indigenous Innovation Summit

The National Association of Friendship Centres is hosting an Indigenous Innovation Summit Nov. 18 to 20.

The first of its kind, this national summit is geared to bring thinkers and doers together and form partnerships. With this new opportunity to network, new ideas can be unlocked and approaches to common community challenges can be discussed.

The majority of the summit will be at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, other than a special event held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Nov. 19, featuring Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Girls run the world

Ten Manitoba women who are leaders in their respective trades will be trained by RRC to become qualified instructors.

The women will receive $55,000 in provincial funding to complete RRC’s technical vocational teacher education diploma program. Five women will complete a one-year accelerated program, while the others will complete the program part time.

Some of the women in the program include an automotive service technician, a cabinetmaker, a construction electrician, a cook, a heavy-duty equipment technician, an industrial mechanic, a motor-vehicle body repairer and three welders.

Brace yourselves: students are enrolling

If you’re a die-hard Game of Thrones fan, you may want to transferring to the University of British Columbia.

George R. R. Martin’s pop culture phenomenon is now the focus of an English literature class, Our Modern Medieval: The Song Of Ice And Fire As Contemporary Medievalism.

The three-credit-hour course includes topics of discussion such as women, politics, monsters, disability, nature, history, chivalry, objects, place, religion, sexuality and race, according to the online description.

The course will be assessed by one presentation, one analysis of an episode and one research essay.

The only pre-requisite to enroll is having read all five books and watched every episode of HBO’s television adaptation before class begins.