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The National Centre For Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) aims to become a leader that will establish new directions for research on residential schools and their legacy, Indigenous laws and rights, understanding Canadian policies, understanding and interpreting treaties, and establishing standards and benchmarks for Indigenous research policy and operations based on best practices of Indigenous and Western principles.

If you are an academic or community-based researcher, you are able to access and mine material held in the archives as well as add new themes to the discourse of current knowledge about residential schools and their legacy.

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To speak to an archivist:

Phone: (204) 480-1091

Fax: (204) 474-7533

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Chancellor’s Hall, 177 Dysart Rd.

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Media Enquiries:

Staff at the NCTR are frequent commentators for print, radio and television.

For commentary or interviews, please contact Lee-Anne Van Buekenhout

Phone: 204-230-1761

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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.