NCTR receives $28M for work with historical records, initiatives

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), which is housed at the University of Manitoba, will be receiving $28M in new funding from the Government of Canada over five years. The funding will support the NCTR’s work collecting, reviewing, and making available historical records, survivor statements, and sacred items; efforts to locate and memorialize missing children and unmarked burials; and initiatives such as the National Advisory Committee on Missing Children and Unmarked Burials. “At its core, this funding is an investment in healing for residential school survivors, and families, for communities and for our relationship with the people of Canada,” said residential school survivor Brian Normand. CBC reports that NCTR is also continuing work on its new, permanent home on a former golf course near the university. The new location will provide a place for people from around the world to learn about residential schools and the wider history of colonialism.

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