Organizations partner on launch of Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive

July 26, 2017

The University of Winnipeg Archives, the University of Manitoba, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) are working together to increase public access to records documenting the history of Residential Schools in Canada. To this end, the organizations have jointly launched the Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive, which includes websites, news articles, government documents, commentaries, and more. “Many of the records documenting the work of the TRC and the public’s response to its Calls to Action are websites that are at great risk of disappearing without notice,” said Brett Lougheed, UWinnipeg Archivist and Digital Curator. “This resource will preserve these sites before they disappear and provide a central location to access them now and in the future. In this way, we hope to assist Winnipeggers, Manitobans and all Canadians along their paths to reconciliation.” UWinnipeg