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The Bentwood Box at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

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NCTR’s decolonizing archival practices

Archives are no longer just about anthropologists taking notes.

“These archives are people telling their own stories, in their own languages—and sharing their knowledge more directly through the use of video and audio,” says Raymond Frogner, head of Archives at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation(NCTR).

The NCTR is committed to Indigenizing the archival profession. Prioritizing the hiring of Indigenous interns and archives staff, it also seeks advice and guidance from the Survivors Circle, a seven-member body of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Survivors from various regions, selected by NCTR’s Governing Circle.

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