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University of Saskatchewan partners with National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

U of S president Peter Stoicheff and director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Ry Moran signed a memorandum of understanding at the university on Tuesday afternoon to provide students, faculty, and the public with information on Canada’s history with Indigenous Peoples.

U of S signs a memorandum of understanding to access information on Canada’s history with Indigenous Peoples

(Left) U of S president Peter Stoicheff and director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Ry Moran signed a memorandum of understanding at the university on Tuesday afternoon. (James Hopkin/CBC)

The University of Saskatchewan has partnered with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to provide students, faculty, and the public with information on Canada's history with Indigenous Peoples.

U of S president Peter Stoicheff and director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Ry Moran signed a memorandum of understanding at the university on Tuesday afternoon.

"It's a critically important step in the journey of reconciliation as we move forward," Moran said.

The process of reconciliation can and must be built off of sound research as we move forward in the country.- Ry Moran, director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

"Sharing this information in respectful and responsible ways with the Canadian public, with researchers, with students is something that we had been asked to do by survivors, by the settlement agreement, and this is yet another critically important step in that journey."

The U of S joins eight other post-secondary institutions in the national network of partners.

"We have been gifted with a lot of excellent work by the Truth and Reconciliation commission but the understanding of what has happened in this country needs to continue and there is a lot of understanding that we need to embark on," Moran said.

"The process of reconciliation can and must be built off of sound research as we move forward in the country."

NCTR is hosted on the University of Manitoba campus and is the permanent electronic archive for all statements, documents, and materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Moran added that the eagerness of universities to sign onto the partnership shows action on the individual, faculty, and institutional level.

"That's what reconciliation looks like," he said. 

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