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Coming Soon! Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023

A free educational program for grades 1 – 12

September 25 – 30, 2023

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION WEEK 2023 is a national week-long program open to all schools across Canada brought to you by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). This year, our theme is Honouring the Survivors.

 As part of our week-long program, the NCTR will also host a live youth empowerment event: “Gidinawendimin – We Are All Related” on September 28th in the Ottawa/Gatineau area.

Check back for further details, including how to register, as we will be updating this webpage on an ongoing basis.

We hope you will join us as we memorialize the children lost to the residential school system and honour Survivors and their families. Learning and commemorating the truth of our history from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledge keepers is an important part of the path to reconciliation.

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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.