For years, the records of the Residential Schools were locked away from Indigenous communities. Even now, many Communities do not have a trusted location to store their most sensitive documents and oral histories.
The NCTR is committed to being a trusted location where sacred and sensitive Indigenous records are honoured and preserved. The NCTR will ensure that Indigenous peoples have say in how their records are handled.
The NCTR will employ the latest developments in digital preservation, archiving and cultural practice to ensure all materials are protected and preserved to the highest standards possible.