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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation News Archive

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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Imagine a Canada art from Trinity Harry and Joseph Ginter, Grade 12, R.B. Russell Vocational School, Winnipeg, Man.

Imagine a Canada – youth leading Reconciliation

May 1, 2019 — 
Youth from across the country will pledge their commitment to Reconciliation at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)’s Imagine a Canada leadership workshop and national celebration


Noah Wilson (left) receiving an Indigenous Student Award of Excellence

Graduation Pow Wow Profile: Noah Wilson

April 30, 2019 — 
In addition to academic growth, the university experience is largely considered to be a time of immense personal development

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Fred Shore demonstrates the complexities of loading a musket during your buffalo hunt.

Extended Education

Indigenous storytellers share history and experience

March 29, 2019 — 
“I love telling stories. That’s my thing. Where did I learn to do that? There are many teachers in my family. I am also part Irish, so, of course, I have the gift of the gab.” - Fred Shore

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Blanket exercise builds bridges, Indigenous knowledge

February 8, 2019 — 
College of Pharmacy hosts cultural awareness session

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