The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
A shared vision held by those affected by Indian residential schools was to create a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of their experiences were honoured and kept safe for future generations. They wanted their families, communities and all of Canada to learn from these hard lessons so they would not be repeated. They wanted to share the wisdom of the Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers on how to create just and peaceful relationships amongst diverse peoples. They knew that Reconciliation is not only about the past; it is about the future that all Canadians will forge together. This vision is the legacy gift to all of Canada.
As the permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the TRC the NCTR will ensure that:
- former students and their families have access to their own history;
- educators can share the Indian Residential School history with future generations of students;
- researchers can more deeply explore the Residential School experience;
- the public can access historical records and other materials to help foster reconciliation and healing; and
- the history and legacy of the residential school system are never forgotten
Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future 2015 Summary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada.
The Survivors Speak 2015 A Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Canada’s Residential Schools: The History, Part 1 Origins to 1939 2015 The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Volume 1.
Canada’s Residential Schools: The History, Part 2: 1939 to 2000 2015 The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Volume 1.