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Carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, the TRC Bentwood Box is a lasting tribute to all Indian Residential School Survivors. The box travelled with the TRC to all of its official events.

Education conference focuses on Reconciliation

September 26, 2016 — 

The Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, is hosting a two-part conference focusing on education for truth and reconciliation. The conference is titled: Giga Maamaawii bimosemin/We Will Walk Together: A Conference for Truth and Reconciliation.

Part One of this conference, on September 26, 2016, is an opportunity for teacher candidates, their cooperating teachers and faculty advisors, to meet and participate in practice-focused workshops. Participants will get information about the TRC findings and learn how the TRC Calls to Action are being enacted by Manitoba teachers.

The interdisciplinary workshops will convey various First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives, and address early, middle and senior years, including cross-stream and cross-sector activity and work being done in the field. The day will end with participants making a commitment to take up the Calls to Action: ReconciliACTIONs in their own schools.

At the second gathering on February 6, 2017, the same school teams and their students will celebrate and showcase the work engaged in at their respective schools.

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