“The Centre is not a finite program, but an enduring national treasure.”
The spiritual core of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) will forever be the statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This is a sacred bundle that the NCTR will protect and preserve for all time, for the benefit of all Canadians.
But this is just the beginning – a gateway to a mandate that extends beyond residential schools. Supported by a network of partners and supporters
nationally and internationally renowned for archival, academic and creative excellence, the NCTR will be a dynamic, living and ever-growing establishment – Canada’s Indigenous Archive.
The NCTR will work with Aboriginal peoples across Canada to archive materials currently housed both in communities and organizations, as well as in government, religious and other archives.
It will provide a safe and trusted home for communities, individuals, and organizations to store their material – be it sacred oral histories or administrative records of their organization.
The NCTR will also actively collect records on various issues and subject areas as they become important to Indigenous communities across the country.