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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation News Archive

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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A woman who attended an Indian Day School joins her daughter as they look at the Orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages on display outside the B.C. legislature in June 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Research and International

Canada’s reckoning with colonialism and education must include Indian Day Schools

July 13, 2022 — 
Many Canadians are finally coming to terms with the truth that the Canadian government, in co-operation with Christian churches, ran a genocidal school system intended to 'kill the Indian in the child' for more than a century

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Historic investment in NCTR helps shape the future for generations to come

April 8, 2022 — 
Federal budget to support the operations of and a new building for the NCTR

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‘Stories Are In Our Bones’ sees filmmaker Janine Windolph take her young sons fishing with their kokum, a residential school survivor who retains a deep knowledge and memory of the land. (Stories Are In Our Bones/National Film Board)

More than entertainment: Indigenous women are teaching through filmmaking

March 23, 2022 — 
In disrupting stereotypes, showcasing Indigenous excellence and teaching about histories and contemporary realities that matter, Indigenous filmmakers are leading the way toward a better future.

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The Barometer Project

Canadian Reconciliation Barometer Project releases its first report—highlights the path forward

February 15, 2022 — 
The first report from the Canadian Reconciliation Barometer, which measures progress toward Reconciliation, has been released

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