A message from the board of directors, management and employees of the Centre du patrimoine

In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the offices of the Centre du patrimoine will be closed on September 30, 2021. As stated on the federal government’s website:

The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

(Extract from : https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html)

The archives of the Centre du patrimoine contain many documents on the history of the Métis in Western Canada. Our holdings also include archival materials about several residential schools, including the Saint-Boniface Industrial School.

To deepen your understanding, encourage reflection, and acknowledge the work that is still needed to advance truth and reconciliation, we invite all of our members, staff, volunteers and friends to learn more about the history of residential schools, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the events being held in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The following resources may serve as a starting point:

For more information, please visit our website (shsb.mb.ca) or contact the Centre du patrimoine (204-233-4888 / shsb@shsb.mb.ca).

The SHSB recognizes that it operates in the territory covered by Treaty 1 and on the original lands of the Anishinabe, Cree, Ojibwe-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. The Board of Directors of the SHSB and the staff of the Centre du patrimoine respect the treaties that have been made in relation to these territories, recognize the prejudices and mistakes of the past, and commit to making progress in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and cooperation.

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