UManitoba holds Land Blessing Ceremony for future site of NCTR

August 18, 2021
The University of Manitoba held a Land Blessing Ceremony guided by Elders and Survivors to prepare the new permanent home of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). The future site is located on the Red River and is part of UManitoba’s Fort Garry campus. The new building will support the NCTR’s work, provide a safe space for Survivors, and support NCTR research on residential school records. “We are humbled to be the host of the NCTR and to put plans in place to continue to support the NCTR, and Truth and Reconciliation in our country,” said UManitoba President Dr Michael Benarroch. “The new home for the NCTR will open up many opportunities for education and learning on residential schools for students, staff, and faculty as well as the rest of the country.” UManitoba (MB)