Learning resources

Support

We know this is a difficult time.  If you would like to speak to an elder or counsellor, email studentwellness@uwinnipeg.ca or call 204.988.7611

A 24-hour national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for survivors and those affected at 1-866-925-4419.


Resources

The University of Winnipeg is committed to working together as a community to listen, learn, and respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.  We encourage you to read and listen to the history and legacy of residential schools as we work toward reconciliation. These are just a few of the many great resources available to help us grow our understanding. 

Read

Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)’s 94 Calls to Action

Read the Summary of the Final Report of the TRC

Read the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the Upcoming Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032) to focus on Indigenous lnaguage user's human rights.

Read about Residential School history

Read about the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry which was established in response to the deaths of JJ Harper and Helen Betty Osborne. On campus, the Helen Betty Osborne Building is named in remembrance of Osborne and many other Aboriginal woman whose lives have been marked by violence. 

Read the Report on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, "mandated to investigate and propose solutions to the challenges affecting the relationship between Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit, Métis Nation), the Canadian government and Canadian society as a whole."

Read Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Read Wabung Our Tomorrows by the Indian Tribes of Manitoba, October 1971


Listen

Listen to Truth Before Reconciliation, hosted by UWinnipeg MAIG student Tammy Wolfe.

Learn Ojibway by listening to Aakoziiwigamig: An Ojibwe Radio Drama.


Watch

Grow your understanding by watching archived episodes of the Weweni Lecture Series, such as Indigenous Health and Wellbeing in Times of Pandemic.

Watch Birth of a Family, which tells the story of four siblings piecing together their shared history after being removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous 60’s scoop.


Engage

Attend some of the in-person and virtual activities being hosted by the UWSA during Truth and Reconcilation Week activities.

Participate in Orange Shirt Day and attend virtual events hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Visit the Kapabamayak Achaak Healing Forest in St. John’s Park, located in Winnipeg’s north end; a living memorial to Indigenous children and families lost to or affected by the residential school system.


If you know of a helpful resource that is not inlcuded in this list, let us know by emailing communications@uwinnipeg.ca