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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation News Archive

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

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(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

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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

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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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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.

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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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