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Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021 News Archive

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) unveils a new Survivors’ Flag to mark the first official National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation unveils Survivors’ Flag for Sept. 30

September 28, 2021 — 
Commemorative flag was created by Survivors to share their expression of remembrance with the broader public and to honour all residential school Survivors, families, and communities impacted by the residential school system in Canada

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Asper School of Business

Op-ed: Finding the Truth in Reconciliation

September 28, 2021 — 
Op-ed written by Mary Jane Maillet Brownscombe, [BComm(Hons)/88, MA/11], Indigenous Business Relations Executive-in-Residence at the Asper School of Business

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The teepee at NCTR.

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Exploring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events

September 22, 2021 — 
UM community encouraged to listen, learn and reflect

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The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) announced its collaboration on Sept. 15 with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to produce a new broadcast special, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, in partnership with APTN, CBC/Radio-Canada, Insight Productions and Canadian Heritage.

Prime-time broadcast for the National Day For Truth and Reconciliation

September 15, 2021 — 
Will broadcast and stream live Thursday, Sept. 30 in French, English and multiple Indigenous languages

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Dr. Brian Rice

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Mohawk scholar believes experiential learning provides a deeper appreciation for the land

September 7, 2021 — 
Dr. Brian Rice's relationship to learning was transformed while completing his dissertation on the land

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The turtle, where sacred fires were lit in front of the NCTR

UM will recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 1, 2021 — 
A message from President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Michael Benarroch; Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook; and National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Executive Director Stephanie Scott

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Elders and Survivors participated in the Land Blessing Ceremony on Aug. 12.

Land Blessing Ceremony held for the future home of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

August 16, 2021 — 
The first step in envisioning the new permanent home for the NCTR

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Researchers have found that those who feel more connected to nature tend to feel more connected to all of humanity. (Annie K/Unsplash)

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People who feel more connected to the natural world are more likely to support reconciliation

August 10, 2021 — 
Both traditional Indigenous knowledge keepers and social psychological researchers have made strikingly similar conclusions about the connection between how people relate to each other and how they relate to the earth and other living beings

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Janesca Kydd in her office

Meet Janesca Kydd, UM’s new top lawyer, dedicated to advancing Reconciliation

July 22, 2021 — 
Her father immigrated from Scotland in the 1950s and met her mother, a residential school Survivor. And after Kydd was born the family moved north to run a general store on an island near Misko-ziibiing (Bloodvein First Nation).

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