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B.C. author challenges Canadians to sign up for TRC reading challenge

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Jennifer Manuel wants 1,000 people to pledge by National Aboriginal Day

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Jennifer Manuel, from Duncan, B.C., launched an online campaign to get people to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) summary report (Darryl Dyck/CP)

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A B.C. author wants 1,000 people to take up the challenge to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) summary report.

Jennifer Manuel, from Duncan, B.C., launched an online campaign, the TRC Reading Challenge, and aims to reach her goal by National Aboriginal Day on June 21.

“It’s one thing to say you’re listening and it’s another to actually try and show that you’re listening,” said Manuel, who has worked as a treaty archivist and school teacher.

Manuel said within a couple days of the challenge’s launch on April 5, she had more than a 100 people sign on and it picked up more steam over the weekend.

“Every time that somebody pledges I get an email alert and I’ve had to turn that off,” she said.

Manuel says she’ll be publishing the names of the people who make the pledge and they will be able to self-report their reading progress as a way to show they’re taking part.

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report

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TRC Findings

TRC final report

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future
What We Have Learned
The Survivors Speak
The History, Part 1 – Origins to 1939
The History, Part 2 – The History, Part 2 | 1939 to 2000
The Inuit and Northern Experience
The Métis Experience
Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
The Legacy
Reconciliation

Please click on the reports below:

 

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada,
1500-360 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3Z3

Toll Free: 1-888-872-5554 (1-888-TRC-5554) Telephone: (204) 984-5885 Fax: (204) 984-5915 Email: info@trc.ca

Reference:
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. TRC FIndings. Retrieved from: http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=890 on February  20, 2016.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission & UBC: Responding to the Call to Action for Education. 4:15-6:15pm, March 10, 2016

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IE-Panel

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report and Calls to Action. The purpose of this UBC 100: Indigenous Education Alumni Speaker Panel, featuring 3 of UBC Education’s 100 outstanding alumni, is to share insights, create dialogue, and develop individual and cooperative action to accelerate the success of Indigenous education, with an emphasis on the past, present, and future role of the UBC Faculty of Education.

Panelists: Celia Haig-Brown, The Role of Non-Indigenous Allies; Deborah Jeffrey, The Role of the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools; and Cheryl Sebastian, The Role of K-12 Educators

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 4:15 – 6:15 PM
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, Longhouse

This is a free event but registration is required for catering purposes. RSVP to nitep.educ@ubc.ca.

Jan 22-24, 2016: STAND Conference – Learn, Listen, Act: Promoting Reflexivity to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples

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Learn, Listen, Act: Promoting Reflexivity to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples

About the Conference

In light of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report published in June 2015 regarding the cultural genocide of First Nations peoples, STAND is looking to reorient itself toward domestic issues related to genocide in addition to our international advocacy focus. This conference will convene STAND Canada’s national leadership on the UBC campus, hosted by our UBC Chapter, for a robust dialogue on STAND’s future in relation to genocide on this land that will engage multiple stakeholders.

The objectives for this conference are open-ended as we listen through consultations, meetings, and events in an effort to understand our responsibility as a Canadian anti-genocide advocacy organization. As a result of the topic of focus, we are excited to build relationships with external allies and local Indigenous groups that may be interested in teaching us and working with us.

For more information, please view our Conference Summary.

Get Involved with the Conference

The Conference will be held from 9am – 8pm in Vancouver on January 22, 23, and from 9am – 2pm on January 24. There is no cost for attending the Conference.

We have organized two events open to the public. Please join us for the following events:

If you are interested in attending but do not have a Facebook account or you are bringing a guest, please email us or RSVP through Eventbrite to the film screening and Open Forum. We would like to ensure that our events meet room capacity numbers.

For any questions, please email us.

Director, National Research Centre of Indian Residential Schools – Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)

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The salary range for this position (EMAPS Level) is $76,871-$138,179.

University of Manitoba

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum masters level or advanced degree required.
  • Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates.
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least seven years of relevant experience, primarily in First Nations/Metis/lnuit organizations in a policy, programming, research, administrative, negotiation or leadership role required.
  • Experience in public speaking, advocacy, report writing and event planning are required.
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of Indigenous cultures and issues are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster strong community connections is required.
  • Financial/budget management experience is required.
  • Experience in identifying and developing partnerships to develop new initiatives and secure funding is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the media is desirable.
  • Experience in the strategic planning, development and implementation of communications plans are desirable.
  • Experience in publications management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures in accounting is an asset.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, verbal, presentation and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to interact with individuals and groups in culturally diverse social, political, professional, NGO and educational environments.
  • Strong multi-tasking, time-management and organizational skills are required.
  • Proficiency with various software applications (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and a willingness to learn additional programs (including website management) are required.
  • Ability to perform accounts reconciliation and fund maintenance are required.
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with all levels of staff, students and the public required.
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively and efficiently.
  • Problem solving abilities required, as well as being able to foresee upcoming situations and take initiative in handling them.
  • Ability to learn and implement university regulations and policies.

OTHER JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS THAT MAY BE PREFERRED:

  • Indian Residential School Survivor an asset.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for co-ordination between university departments, external, working towards establishing the new (NRC) National Research Centre.
  • Responsible for the negotiation of renovations.
  • Liaise with current university archivists, the TRC, residential school survivors and partners outside the university, coordination of transfer of electronic, physical records and liaison with university archivists, IST, the TRC and partners outside the university, develops relationships  with  new  partners, helps build an effective governance structure for the NRC.
  • Assist in further start-up activities, responsible for community development including; relationships with survivors, Elders and First Nations, Metis, Inuit and non-status communities.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of Centre including; development of  department’s budget, strategic plan, hiring, development of staff, managing staff performance, communications programs, providing leadership to staff to ensure coordinated effort towards the realization of the Centre’s goals and objectives, works in consultation with the NRC Head of Archives and Head of Research.

Closing date: November 15, 2013.

To apply for this position and for further information please visit https://umanitoba.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=3361.

For more information on this and other opportunities, please visit: umanitoba.ca/employment