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    Truth and Reconciliation

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    Exhibitions

    Truth and Reconciliation

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    Truth and Reconciliation presents the tragic history of Canada’s residential schools and the ongoing efforts to use education and discussion to move towards reconciliation.

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    Stories

    Dick Patrick: An Indigenous veteran’s fight for inclusion

    By Jason Permanand and Steve McCullough

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    Peace, friendship and respect

    By Karine Duhamel

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    An image being projected onto a curved wall that is about nine feet tall. It is made up of many small squares and has the appearance of Indigenous bead work or a mosaic. The image is mainly made up of white squares, but it also features two thick blue horizontal lines that run parallel to each other.

    Planting a seed: Creating a community garden at the Museum

    By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

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    Seven men and women work in a garden on a sunny day. The garden is circular and has very few plants in it. Around the garden are tall grass, trees, a walking path and a sidewalk. In the background, part of the Museum’s stone structure can be seen.

    Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

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    Truth and reconciliation: What’s next?

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

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    Lighting the flame

    By Rhea Yates, Manager, Digital Outreach

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    A man carrying a torch stands on a ladder to light a flame within a copper cauldron.

    Approaching the human rights stories of Indigenous peoples

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

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    The nuts and bolts of reconciliation

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

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    Why reconciliation? Why now?

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

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    Reconciliation: A movement of hope or a movement of guilt?

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

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    Stories

    Dick Patrick: An Indigenous veteran’s fight for inclusion

    By Jason Permanand and Steve McCullough

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    A snow-covered country road with mountains in the background.

    Peace, friendship and respect

    By Karine Duhamel

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    An image being projected onto a curved wall that is about nine feet tall. It is made up of many small squares and has the appearance of Indigenous bead work or a mosaic. The image is mainly made up of white squares, but it also features two thick blue horizontal lines that run parallel to each other.

    Planting a seed: Creating a community garden at the Museum

    By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

    My partner and I have a small garden just outside the front door of our home. I will admit that it’s not much to look at.

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    Seven men and women work in a garden on a sunny day. The garden is circular and has very few plants in it. Around the garden are tall grass, trees, a walking path and a sidewalk. In the background, part of the Museum’s stone structure can be seen.

    Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

    On September 13, 2017, people around the world will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

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    A drawn image of a group of people dressed in various garments, both traditional and non-traditional. The person in front is holding up a blank page, meant to symbolize the Declaration.

    Truth and reconciliation: What’s next?

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

    This article series has focused on the way we present Indigenous content within the Museum and how we are approaching reconciliation.

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    Lighting the flame

    By Rhea Yates, Manager, Digital Outreach

    Fifty years ago, 10 young Indigenous athletes ran an 800-kilometre relay from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Winnipeg, Manitoba, carrying the torch that would open the 1967 Pan American Games.

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    A man carrying a torch stands on a ladder to light a flame within a copper cauldron.

    Approaching the human rights stories of Indigenous peoples

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

    This article focuses on the creation and development of exhibition content exploring the human rights stories of Indigenous people in this country. To tell these stories, the Museum engaged with communities and individuals in a process of truth-telling.

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    The nuts and bolts of reconciliation

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

    As a child, I often visited museums. I was lucky to be able to travel with my family, and to visit interpretive spaces across the country.

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    Why reconciliation? Why now?

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

    Since the publication of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s final report in 2015, more and more Canadians seem focused on the idea of reconciliation.

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    Reconciliation: A movement of hope or a movement of guilt?

    By Karine Duhamel, Researcher-Curator, Indigenous Content

    In Why reconciliation? Why now? I talked about the idea of reconciliation as an invitation to a new and shared future and as a pathway towards a good life, both for Indigenous people and for other Canadians.

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