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Commemoration (Calls 79-83)

The University of Winnipeg acknowledges that we are gathered on ancestral lands, on Treaty One Territory. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. These lands are the heartland of the Métis people.

We are committed to implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC): Calls to Action

Programs and initiatives

Some of the programs and initiatives that members of The University of Winnipeg community have undertaken related to Calls to Action 79-83: Commemoration are:

Healing forest. Dr. Lee Anne Block, along with community members from Winnipeg's North End, helped to establish the Kapabamayak Achaak Healing Forest in St. John’s Park, located in Winnipeg’s north end. The Healing Forest is a living memorial to Indigenous children and families lost to or affected by the residential school system. This land will be a gathering place for families and communities and a place for healing, contemplation, and land-based learning. It is meant to help advance the goals of reconciliation and understanding about the need to protect the environment, as well as to promote cultural sustainability. (Call 82)

If you have taken part in an initiative that contributes to The University of Winnipeg's commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, please email communications@uwinnipeg.ca