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Museums and Archives (Calls 67-70)

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

Projects and initiatives 

Some of the programs and initiatives that members of The University of Winnipeg community have undertaken related to Calls to Action 67-70: Museums and Archives are:

BIPOC Collections at the Archives. This collection features links to Indigenous collections and related digital resources, including the TRC web archive UWinnipeg created in collaboration with the NCTR, LAC, and UM. (Calls 69,ii, 69.iii)

Indigenous afternoons in the archives. Dr. Mary Jane McCallum and Dr. Erin Millions have hosted a series of free archival research drop-in sessions to encourage researchers, students, and community members to spend time accessing and interpreting historical records at the Archives of Manitoba. Their work was recognized with a 2021 Manitoba Day Award. (Calls 69,ii, 69.iii)

Two-spirit archivesThe Two-Sprit Archives Collection supports scholarship and research while preserving the history and the contributions of Two-Spirit peoples. (Calls 69,ii, 69.iii)

United Church of Canada Archives. This collection retains many Residential School records, copies of which have been provided to NCTR, as well as records of the Indigenous Ministries. (Calls 69,ii, 69.iii)


Lougheed, Brett,Moran, Ry, and Callison, Camille. "Reconcilation through description: Using metadata to realize the vision of the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation." Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, Taylor and Francis. (Calls 69,ii, 69.iii)

Share how you're responding to the TRC's Calls to Action

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