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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation News Archive

Survivor flag at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.


Introducing Residential Schools 101

March 18, 2024 — 
As the community engagement and education program coordinator at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), Sandra Bender has seen a growing demand for presentations on the topic. As a result, the NCTR team is now offering free monthly Residential School History and Legacy 101 webinars on an ongoing basis.

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An Indigenous grandmother and her granddaughter holding a feather.

Donor Relations

The Winnipeg Foundation makes $5-million gift to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

March 14, 2024 — 
The Winnipeg Foundation’s historic and lead gift to a $40-million capital campaign will support the building of a new permanent home for the NCTR in the heart of Treaty One Territory in Winnipeg.

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Healing trauma with truth

October 3, 2023 — 
In a recent visit to Winnipeg, acclaimed trauma and addictions expert Dr. Gabor Maté spoke out in support of a permanent UM home for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and why it will be so important to supporting Survivors and moving through trauma.

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NCTR: The importance of decolonizing data now

September 29, 2023 — 
VIDEO: The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) is working to restructure and decolonize its archives. Learn more about the meaningful ways Indigenous perspectives and data is breaking ground in cultural heritage policy and Indigenous research.

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Coming Soon! Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023

August 30, 2023 — 
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) is proud to be hosting Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023 from September 25-30.

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UNESCO's Cody Groat presenting certificate to NCTR staff, Elders and Survivors on June 29, 2023

NCTR archival records added to UNESCO Memory Register

June 30, 2023 — 
An emotional ceremony was held  June 29, 2023 to mark the Archival Records of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) being inscribed into the Memory of the World International Register created by UNESCO

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NCTR and SSHRC partner to launch new funding for Indigenous-led research

November 23, 2022 — 
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) will invest $6 million to support Indigenous-led research across Canada.


A groundbreaking ceremony is held for the new home of NCTR

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation welcomes funding for Centre’s new permanent home and long term work

November 9, 2022 — 
$60 million in federal funding will help build a new, permanent home for NCTR at the University of Manitoba.


A large room full of law students at first year orientation

Faculty of Law

Getting oriented in a modern-day law school

September 9, 2022 — 
If members of the law Class of 1925 had jumped into a time machine and attended the Juris Doctor Class of 2025 first year law orientation, they would be confounded at the difference in attitudes towards mental health, equality, diversity and inclusion, Indigenization of the Juris Doctor curriculum and a strong movement towards reconciliation.

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Katie McKenzie wearing a ribbon skirt standing on a green bridge overlooking the Red River.


What Pope Francis’ visit means to me

July 21, 2022 — 
Personal reflection by a current Indigenous student at UM, Kathleen McKenzie

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