The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) delivers presentations, workshops, and educational activities upon request — each session is tailored to the audience’s knowledge and interest in topics related to residential schools and the archives.
Whether your audience is just learning about residential schools for the first time or is interested in learning how to engage in social justice action, staff at the NCTR are able to engage the public on a variety of subjects related to our mandate.
Topics and Themes
Common topics requested include:
Residential school history and residential school experiences
Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement
History of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and the NCTR
NCTR collection and how to access and work with the archives (including how to conduct primary source document analysis)
Colonial systems and impacts (60s scoop, day schools, sanatoriums, MMIWG)
Intergenerational trauma and healing
Student Memorial Register, missing children, and unmarked burials
Getting engaged with the Calls to Action and social justice action.
Book a Presentation
To book a presentation, please use the request form below and our team will work with you to create a custom presentation that best meets your needs.
Requests from educators, students, organizations, and the private and public sectors are evaluated by the NCTR education team to determine the appropriate speaker.
Engagement can range in length anywhere from an hour to half-day programs and are available throughout the year.
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NCTR’s spirit name – bezhig miigwan, meaning “one feather”.
Bezhig miigwan calls upon us to see each Survivor coming to the NCTR as a single eagle feather and to show those Survivors the same respect and attention an eagle feather deserves. It also teaches we are all in this together — we are all one, connected, and it is vital to work together to achieve reconciliation.
NCTR is located on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation sits in the heart of Turtle Island and as a national organization we strive to represent and serve all of Turtle Island’s people.