Winnipeg Public Library hosts Truth, Legacy and Reconciliation Speaker Series

Mar 22, 2016 - Apr 05, 2016

Winnipeg Public Library will host a series of talks in March and April on Truth, Legacy and Reconciliation, in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR).

The three-part series will introduce the mandate of the NCTR, which is to preserve the memory of Canada’s residential school system and its legacy. The NCTR is the permanent home for all statements, documents and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. During the talks, NCTR staff will share stories from their personal and professional experiences.

The Truth, Legacy and Reconciliation series will be held at the Millennium Library’s Carol Shields Auditorium, second floor, 251 Donald Street. Attendees can drop-in to this free series; no sign-up is required.

·         Truth: A brief history on residential schools, the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and the NCTR.

o   Tuesday, March 22 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

·         Legacy: NCTR Director Ry Moran will present on the organization’s work in preserving the legacy of Canada’s residential schools.

o   Tuesday, March 29 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

·         Reconciliation: NCTR Director of Research Aimée Craft will discuss the NCTR’s role in promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.

o   Tuesday, April 5 from noon to 1:00 p.m.


Location: Millennium Library - Carol Shields Auditorium

Street: 251 Donald St.