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Métis Scholar Brenda L. Gunn

Indigenous News

Métis Scholar explores the importance of UNDRIP

December 17, 2020 — 
Brenda L. Gunn has invested a great deal of her career to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which was tabled in the House of Commons in early December.

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Eugene Arcand speaking at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Ceremony

Statement on the five-year anniversary of the TRC closing ceremony

December 15, 2020 — 
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reflects on the progress that has been made, and what still needs to be done to move towards reconciliation, healing, and justice for Survivors, their families, and communities


(L-R) Commissioners Marie Wilson, Justice Murray Sinclair and Chief Wilton Littlechild.

Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners gather for first time in five years to raise alarm

December 15, 2020 — 
The three Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are issuing a public statement expressing their concern about the slow and uneven pace of implementation of the Calls to Action


Justice Murray Sinclair (centre) and Commissioners Chief Wilton Littlechild (left) and Marie Wilson pull back a blanket to unveil the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the history of Canada's residential school system, in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Remembering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s closing ceremony

December 11, 2020 — 
Dec. 15, 2020 marks the five-year anniversary of one of the key milestones in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)’s journey: its closing ceremony and release of its final report



Indigenous News

Dr. Catherine Cook receives national family medicine award

November 9, 2020 — 
Congratulations to vice-president (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook [MD/87, MSc/03], who has received a prestigious award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine

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NCTR announces new Governing Circle members

November 2, 2020 — 
Following a call for nominations from National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) in September 2020, three new members of the Governing Circle have been selected to join the circle

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Indigenous Scholar Dr. Myrle Ballard

Indigenous News

Childhood passion becomes Indigenous scholar’s life-long research focus

October 20, 2020 — 
Dr. Myrle Ballard keeps land and her traditional language at the centre of her research

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Dr. Catherine Cook in Migizii Agamik

Indigenous News

Get to know Dr. Catherine Cook

October 13, 2020 — 
UM Today sat down with Dr. Catherine Cook to learn what she hopes to accomplish in her pivotal role as vice-president (Indigenous).

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Orange Shirt Day has been recognized at UM for several years. This photo is from the Orange Shirt Day ceremony in 2017.

President Benarroch’s message on Orange Shirt Day

September 29, 2020 — 
Orange Shirt Day is a national day of remembrance – a day to remember the horrendous history and ongoing intergenerational impacts of Residential Schools

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Orange shirt Day

Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education is on September 30

September 29, 2020 — 
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) in collaboration with the Orange Shirt Day Society, today announced that it is on track to hold its largest-ever Reconciliation event, Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education, with more than 350,000 students and teachers registered for the September 30 event.

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