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The NCTR Supports Honorary Witness and invites Minister for further Education


The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation supports MLA Wab Kinew in standing up for Truth as per his commitment to Survivors as a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Honorary Witness. 

One of the objectives of the TRC was to “witness, support, promote and facilitate truth and reconciliation events at both the national and community levels.” Witnesses were asked to retain and care for the history they witness and, most importantly, to share it with their people when they return home.

The NCTR was born out of the TRC. The mandate given to us is to be responsible and accountable for the experiences and records entrusted to the Centre by the Survivors of Residential Schools, to honour their truths, and ensure that they can never again be forgotten or ignored.

The NCTR would like to extend an invitation to the new Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Dr. Alan Lagimodiere to visit the Centre and sit in a circle with Survivors and Elders to learn the true history of residential schools in Manitoba and across the land. 

The NCTR is committed to sharing the history and legacy of residential schools through education, guided by the wisdom of Survivors in the hope Reconciliation may one day become a reality.

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“Ka-kí-kiskéyihtétan óma, namoya kinwés maka aciyowés pohko óma óta ka-hayayak wasétam askihk, ékwa ka-kakwéy miskétan kiskéyihtamowin, iyinísiwin, kistéyitowin, mina nánisitotatowin kakiya ayisiniwak, ékosi óma kakiya ka-wahkotowak.”

Cree Proverb