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Survivor flag at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Indigenous

Introducing Residential Schools 101

March 18, 2024 — 
As the community engagement and education program coordinator at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), Sandra Bender has seen a growing demand for presentations on the topic. As a result, the NCTR team is now offering free monthly Residential School History and Legacy 101 webinars on an ongoing basis.

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An Indigenous grandmother and her granddaughter holding a feather.

Donor Relations

The Winnipeg Foundation makes $5-million gift to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

March 14, 2024 — 
The Winnipeg Foundation’s historic and lead gift to a $40-million capital campaign will support the building of a new permanent home for the NCTR in the heart of Treaty One Territory in Winnipeg.

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The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould meeting guests after the 2024 Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Lecture at the University of Manitoba.

Former Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould visits UM

March 13, 2024 — 
Jody Wilson-Raybould, a former politician and first Indigenous woman to be named Attorney General of Canada, visited UM's Fort Garry campus recently for the 2024 Knight Lecture. Read on to learn more about her thoughts on our political system, women in leadership roles, the path to Reconciliation, how she stays true to herself and her message to Indigenous students.

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Robson Hall Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

Winnipeg Free Press: First Nation files legal claim over 150-year-old Treaty 4

February 8, 2024 — 
First Nation files legal claim over 150-year-old Treaty 4

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Spirit of the Bison media coverage

February 5, 2024 — 
Spirit of the Bison media coverage

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The NCTR building lit orange for National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Faculty of Arts

CTV Winnipeg: Awareness of residential school harms has increased, but more reconciliation work needed: report

December 13, 2023 — 
Awareness of residential school harms has increased, but more reconciliation work needed: report

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Faculty of Arts

Global News Calgary: Calgary prayer breakfast hears anti-LGBTQ2 rhetoric, residential school denialism

October 23, 2023 — 
Calgary prayer breakfast hears anti-LGBTQ2 rhetoric, residential school denialism

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Event organizers and panellists left to right: Eileen Derksen, Director of Continuing Professional Development, Law Society of Manitoba; Wendy Whitecloud, Elder-in-Residence, Faculty of Law; Darla Rettie, Pitblado Law; Heather Berthelette, CEO, Spirit Healthcare Group of Companies; Yvan Larocque, Clinical Instructor & Supervising Lawyer, L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic, Faculty of Law; Alyssa Schachter, Equity Officer & Policy Counsel, Law Society of Manitoba; Marc Kruse, Director of Indigenous Legal Learning & Services.

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law co-hosts Economic Reconciliation event

October 20, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Law was pleased to be a part of a second-annual collaborative event with the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Bar Association held September 27 in honour of National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

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The Norway House Indian Residential School, Norway House, Manitoba, circa 1920-1930. // Image from Library and Archives Canada

Faculty of Arts

Conversation Canada: Fact-checking residential school denialists and debunking ‘mass grave hoax’

October 17, 2023 — 
What did Canadian news outlets actually report after the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation made their public announcements about their search for missing children? Two UM experts fact-check residential school denialists and a 'mass grave hoax' theory

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Faculty of Arts

APTN National News: Report on media coverage and residential school denialism

October 13, 2023 — 
Report on media coverage and residential school denialism

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