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Building Bridges conference report

Faculty of Law

Building Bridges conference brings Indigenous and Newcomer communities together

May 17, 2018 — 
Last year in May, 2017, a unique conference titled "Building Bridges Between Canada's Indigenous and Newcomer Groups" was held at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. The event resulted from discussions on Canada’s 150th and the conflicting senses of pride, frustration, pain and hope alongside the important work of welcoming and successfully settling newcomers to Canada; as well as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action that mandated a more inclusive history of Indigenous experiences and the history of residential schools in the newcomer information kit, citizenship test and oath.

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Inside the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba

Officials from Mali seeking input and advice on Truth and Reconciliation

May 11, 2018 — 
Officials from Mali visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the U of M

Ermineskin Roman Catholic Residential School, located in Hobbema, Alberta, operated between 1916 and 1973.

Facing conflicting values in post-secondary education

March 26, 2018 — 
An op-ed by Kevin Lamoureux, Head of Education at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

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CBC: ‘Reconciliation is restoration’: Town hall speakers emphasize relationships between, within communities

March 23, 2018 — 
Ry Moran speaks

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Removing barriers to sport & creating relationships critical for Reconciliation to work

February 28, 2018 — 
The inaugural Sport and Reconciliation Gathering at the University of Manitoba wrapped up with a succinct message: sport fosters trust and belonging—but significant action is required for it to start forging a road to Reconciliation

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Boys playing hockey at the McIntosh, Ontario, school. Many students said that they would not have survived their residential school years, were it not for sports. St. Boniface Historical Society, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Manitoba Province Fonds, SHSB 29362.

Reconciliation through sports, a public forum

February 21, 2018 — 
'What I’m going to talk about is living examples of how sport basically was our outlet. It was our sacred space'

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Forging connections through sport

February 14, 2018 — 
The inaugural Sport & Reconciliation Gathering runs Feb. 21-23. Day two features Voices of the Community. One of those voices belongs to youth coach and mentor Jayme Menzies

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"Fathers of Confederation" By Robert Harris

Reconciliation through Recognition lecture postponed

January 31, 2018 — 
Phil Fontaine and Kathleen Mahoney's lecture will be rescheduled at later time

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Inside the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba

Alumni, staff receive Governor General’s Indigenous leadership awards

January 8, 2018 — 
Awards recognize Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders who work to strengthen Indigenous communities

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CBC: ‘Right in their own backyard’: New Google Earth project maps Canada’s residential schools

December 13, 2017 — 
"In this project, you can actually see residential schools, you can see where they were, and that helps make it that much more concrete"

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