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March 21, 2016

Winnipeg Public Library hosts Truth, Legacy and Reconciliation speaker series

Released: 11:38 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Public Library will host a series of talks in March and April on Truth, Legacy and Reconciliation, in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR).

“Over the last year, we have been able to reignite the public conversation and dialogue on racism and inclusion,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.  “By declaring 2016 as a Year of Reconciliation for Winnipeg, we are able to build on the important work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and enable us to continue the dialogue and maintain our focus, as a community, to be more inclusive. Partnering with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is an important way to honor the truth by educating and engaging with the public.”

The three-part series will introduce the mandate of the NCTR, which is to preserve the memory of Canada’s residential school system and its legacy. The NCTR is the permanent home for all statements, documents and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. During the talks, NCTR staff will share stories from their personal and professional experiences.

The Truth, Legacy and Reconciliation series will be held at the Millennium Library’s Carol Shields Auditorium, second floor, 251 Donald Street. Attendees can drop-in to this free series; no sign-up is required.

  • Truth: A brief history on residential schools, the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and the NCTR.
    • Tuesday, March 22 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Legacy: NCTR Director Ry Moran will present on the organization’s work in preserving the legacy of Canada’s residential schools.
    • Tuesday, March 29 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Reconciliation: NCTR Director of Research Aimée Craft will discuss the NCTR’s role in promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.
    • Tuesday, April 5 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Skywalk between Delta Winnipeg and RBC Convention Centre to be closed from March 22 to 24

Released: 3:33 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The public is advised that the skywalk between the Delta Winnipeg and RBC Convention Centre will be closed from Tuesday, March 22 to Thursday, March 24 for maintenance work.

On March 22 at the west end of the skywalk (where it attaches to the RBC Convention Centre) construction hoarding will be installed. On March 23 and 24, maintenance work will proceed. The hoarding is scheduled to be removed by end of day Thursday, March 24.

The City would like to thank citizens and patrons of the Delta Winnipeg Hotel and RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre for their cooperation and patience during skywalk maintenance.

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