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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation News Archive

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


MA Student Jason Carrie standing on rocky landscape in Yellowknife NWT

Faculty of Arts

Archival Studies student enjoys connecting people to the past

September 16, 2019 — 
If you had the chance to spend the summer in Yellowknife while gaining experience in your chosen field, would you take it? Jason Carrie, M.A. in Archival Studies student had that opportunity. We asked him about his experience and his studies in the Faculty of Arts.

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NCTR Sacred File

NCTR recognized by Canadian Commission for UNESCO

September 13, 2019 — 
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) has joined other new collections of unique, authentic and irreplaceable archival records detailing significant portions of Canada's history

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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.

Introducing the 2019-2021 Survivors Circle of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

September 9, 2019 — 
'These Survivors, and their experiences, are at the core of everything we do at the NCTR.'

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Statements in Response to Vandalism at NCTR

August 14, 2019 — 
"I am deeply troubled to learn that on Monday, staff at the NCTR discovered evidence of intentional vandalism"

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Food Systems Research Group

An Offering: Lakota Elders contributions to the future of food security

May 10, 2019 — 
Living and learning with Lakota Elders

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