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Orange survivor flag blowing in the wind.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events

September 23, 2022 — 
There are many opportunities to engage in a day of reflection leading up to and on the day itself both at UM, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and off-campus.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law welcomes Elders-in-Residence, The Honourable Murray Sinclair and Wendy Whitecloud

August 25, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome The Honourable Murray Sinclair and retired law instructor Wendy Whitecloud to Robson Hall as Elders-in-Residence starting in August 2022

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Residential school survivors.

Residential school Survivors speak of impact of National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on this somber anniversary

May 27, 2022 — 
Outpouring of donor support for the ongoing work done by the NCTR continues to aid the community

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A black and white photo of the Shubenacadie Residential School classroom in Nova Scotia.

Joint message on the one-year anniversary of the discovery of the first 215 unmarked graves

May 27, 2022 — 
Message from Dr. Catherine Cook, vice-president (Indigenous) at the University of Manitoba and Stephanie Scott, executive director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

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A sunset over a dirt road with swirling floral white embroidery superimposed on it and the words 'Taking up the work of reconciliation.'

Research and International

Taking up the work of Reconciliation

May 17, 2022 — 
How a new measuring tool based on research can push us further down the path to good and just relations

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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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The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) unveils a new Survivors’ Flag to mark the first official National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation unveils Survivors’ Flag for Sept. 30

September 28, 2021 — 
Commemorative flag was created by Survivors to share their expression of remembrance with the broader public and to honour all residential school Survivors, families, and communities impacted by the residential school system in Canada

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Teepee at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, with text on image stating: Malcolm & Catherine Dewar Truth and Reconciliation Fellowship

‘Never forget how important your voice is’

August 25, 2021 — 
Alumni fund Reconciliation research for graduate students

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President Michael Benarroch

A message from President Michael Benarroch on the recent discovery at Cowessess First Nation

June 25, 2021 — 
'This breaks my heart and reminds me of the responsibility I have, and that we all have to learn more and to support the process of Truth and Reconciliation and the Calls to Action'

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A reminder of the responsibility we have

June 14, 2021 — 
We cannot say we support Truth and Reconciliation without a commitment to learn the truth.

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