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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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Kelsey Tonn

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Nursing students renew Orange Shirt Day pledge through video

September 29, 2020 — 
Organizers of an annual Orange Shirt Day walk at the University of Manitoba were not going to let a pandemic stop them from honouring those affected by Canada’s residential school system in 2020.

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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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Pathways: The NCTR 5-Year Report

Pathways: The NCTR Five-Year Report

September 22, 2020 — 
A five-year report, titled Pathways: The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Five-Year Report, November 2014 to November 2019, reflects on the NCTR’s own journey and accomplishments, and is now available to the public.


A black and white photo of the Shubenacadie Residential School classroom in Nova Scotia.

Recognition of historic significance of the Residential School System and former Residential Schools crucial step on path to Reconciliation

September 1, 2020 — 
The NCTR, Parks Canada and the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced that the Residential School System is now formally designated as an “event of national historic significance.” 

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Ry Moran – Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

UM and NCTR congratulate Ry Moran on new position

June 24, 2020 — 
Ry Moran has been appointed as the inaugural associate university librarian – reconciliation at the University of Victoria.

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NCTR Dialogues – Sharing Survivor Perspectives on Truth and Reconciliation

June 16, 2020 — 
To celebrate Pride month, the first NCTR Dialogue will discuss the topic Two-Spirit Reconciliation

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Survivor Eugene Arcand speaking at the release of the Lessons Learned Survivors Perspectives Report

Lessons Learned report released following review of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement

February 21, 2020 — 
Informed by Residential School Survivors from across the country, a report released this week outlines lessons learned in reviewing the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)


The sketch drawn by Stefan Michalak of the UFO that he encountered near Falcon Lake in 1967

UM Today editors pick their top stories of 2019

December 20, 2019 — 
It’s been another amazing year at UM Today where we published more than 1,400 stories ranging from groundbreaking research to outstanding alumni achievements to incredible student success stories

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National Memorial Registry cloth with names of Indigenous children

4,037 Indigenous children listed in Memorial Register

October 2, 2019 — 
Funded by Canadian Heritage through APTN, a cloth displaying the names of 2,800 Residential School students who never made it home was displayed during the deeply moving ceremony


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