The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) held opening ceremonies for its archives and offices earlier this month at the University of Manitoba. The NCTR houses millions of records collected by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, some of which have been sealed for decades. Centre Director Ry Moran noted that while the centre offers crucial testimony on Canada’s history of residential schools, it will prioritize protecting the survivors whose names and experiences are contained in the archives. The NCTR’s opening ceremonies also featured the release of a new series of guides designed to help Aboriginal youth make good decisions about the material they share online. Titled “Think Before You Share,” the guides were jointly released by Facebook, MediaSmarts, and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
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