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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.

Indigenous

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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The Bentwood Box, which travelled with the TRC to all of its official events, is shown where it now resides at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and SSHRC partner to advance Indigenous-led research

February 1, 2022 — 
The collaboration will foster research on reconciliation and residential schools, done by and with Indigenous communities

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teepee bathed in orange spotlights with a night sky

Faculty of Arts

Can we measure reconciliation?

October 4, 2021 — 
On the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, UM researcher Dr. Katherine Starzyk spoke about The Canadian Reconciliation Barometer project on The Decibel podcast by The Globe and Mail.

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A large group of people wearing orange shirts that say Every Child Matters walk on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady Faculty dean encourages participation in National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 27, 2021 — 
On Thursday, Sept. 30, the University of Manitoba will be closed in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal statutory holiday.

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The teepee at NCTR.

Indigenous

Exploring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events

September 22, 2021 — 
UM community encouraged to listen, learn and reflect

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