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NCTR awards $49,000 in grants to advance reconciliation research

WINNIPEG — The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) has granted research funds as part of its Small Research Grants Fund. Recipients will receive up to $7,000 each for their research, and represent seven institutions including University College of the North, Vancouver Island University, Queen’s University, Thompson Rivers University, the University of Lethbridge, the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2022167 Views

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Tangible Commitments Must Accompany Pope’s Decades Late Apology for Residential Schools

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – April 1, 2022) Earlier today and following a week of meetings in the Vatican with Indigenous delegates who had traveled from Canada, Pope Francis offered words of apology and regret for the actions of some of the members of the Catholic Church who played a role […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2022121 Views

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Statement on the Papal Apology to Indigenous Delegates in Rome

ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — First Nation peoples have lived on and cared for Turtle Island since time immortal. We have inherent rights and sacred obligations to the land and to each other. The arrival of missionaries and settlers disrupted these rights and obligations, as churches and governments sought to erase us as a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2022248 Views

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First Nations Summit statement on the apology issued by Pope Francis

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC) – Leaders of the First Nations Summit welcomed the apology issued today by Pope Francis for the role of the Catholic Church in Canada’s horrific Indian Residential School System. The apology follows several days of meetings between the Pope and his officials and Indigenous representatives who travelled […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2022107 Views

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AMC Acknowledges the Papal Apology

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) issues this statement regarding Pope Francis’ apology and his acknowledgement of the terrible abuse perpetrated by members of the Catholic Church towards First Nation children in residential schools. Acting Grand Chief Eric Redhead states, “This is a historic moment: one filled with both sorrow […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2022122 Views

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BC Assembly of First Nations Acknowledges Apology from Vatican as First Step Towards Reconciliation

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George BC) – The BC Assembly of First Nations acknowledges the apology from Pope Francis to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples in Canada, for the Catholic Church’s role in Indian Residential Schools, and the intergenerational traumas caused by atrocities committed to our children. A delegation of First Nations from BC, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2022137 Views

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MNC: Truth, Reconciliation, Justice, and Healing: The Métis Experience of Residential Schools

“We as a Nation suffer as much today as when it happened. One hundred years. It will last forever. Hope to see you when you come to Canada. Healing will come from you, our Holy Father.” – Louis Bellrose This document was shared with Pope Francis on April 1, 2022. It contains stories, artwork, letters, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2022161 Views

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Statement from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on meetings with Pope Francis in Rome

WINNIPEG — Following the separate meetings with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis delegates and Pope Francis this week, the NCTR is issuing the following statement: “This week’s delegations were a step forward on the path of reconciliation set out for us by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Having Survivors speak their truth directly to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2022105 Views

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PAPAL APOLOGY AN HISTORIC STEP, SAYS ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS REGIONAL CHIEF

PAPAL APOLOGY AN HISTORIC STEP, SAYS ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS REGIONAL CHIEF (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) NWT Regional Chief Gerald Antoine is pleased with the outcome of private and public meetings with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican this week and looks forward to the Head of the Catholic Church […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 2022371 Views

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SSHRC and NCTR launch the Partnership Engagement Grant Residential Schools Joint Initiative

Following their partnership agreement announced on February 1, 2022, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) are launching a Partnership Engagement Grant funding opportunity—the PEG Residential Schools Joint Initiative (PEG RSJI). This funding opportunity will support Indigenous communities in their decision-making processes, research and actions regarding residential school sites […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 2022140 Views

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