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Reconciliation News Archive

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events and engagement opportunities

September 22, 2023 — 
The third annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will take place on September 30. There are many ways you can observe the day, with opportunities both on and off campus to engage in learning and reflection and to honour the healing journey of residential school Survivors.

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Seven people walking together, shown from the waist down, with two wearing ribbon skirts and one in a Métis sash.


Walking Together

July 5, 2023 — 
A new report providing progress on University-wide efforts to create a culturally safe work and learning environment for Indigenous staff, students, faculty and guests; expand Indigenous leadership; and foster relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities is now available on the UM website.

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Asper School of Business

Reconciliation through education

June 19, 2023 — 
Jim Thunder [MBA/17], pursued an Asper MBA because he wanted a career that would allow him to contribute to solving problems and creating change on a larger scale, with a focus on enhancing Indigenous communities and amplifying calls for reconciliation.

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Alex Bird (second from the left) and his siblings from the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation were among the first students to attend this public school, near Prince George, B.C., in the early 1910s. (Royal B.C. Museum, Image B-00342, British Columbia Archives)

Research and International

Reckoning with the history of public schooling and settler colonialism

September 26, 2022 — 
Part of the “complex truth” behind reconciliation is understanding that public schooling has also played an important role in settler colonialism in Canada.

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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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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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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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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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