INDIAN RESIDENTIAL, DAY,
AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS

Trigger warning: readers may be triggered by the recount of Indian Residential Schools. To access a 24-hour National Crisis Line, call: 1-866-925-4419. Community Assistance Program (CAP) can be accessed for citizens of the Anishinabek Nation: 1-800-663-1142

Accessing National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) Records for Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors

What is the NCTR?
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) was created to preserve the memory and legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential School system.

The most important service they provide is delivering Survivors and their families a record of their own history, a sacred bundle that the NCTR will protect and preserve forever for the benefit of all Canadians. These archives are the spiritual core of the NCTR.

https://nctr.ca/records/view-your-records/

Accessing NCTR Records for Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors

 

For Survivors

To access your Indian Residential School records, or request a copy of your statement given to the TRC, please fill out the Survivor Inquiry Form and send it to NCTR by mail or e-mail.

For Intergenerational Survivor (Family of a Survivor)

To access your family member’s Indian Residential School Records or to request a copy of their statement given to the TRC, please fill out the Third Party Inquiry Form and send it to NCTR by mail or email.

If the Survivor is still living, NCTR requires their consent. Please also fill out the Third Party Consent Form with them.

If the Survivor has passed, NCTR requires proof of death. This can include a gravestone marker, a legal document, a newspaper obituary, or other simple identification documents. If you have any issues with this, please contact the NCTR.

NCTR: Contact Information

Once you complete your form, it must be scanned and e-mailed to: NCTRrecords@umanitoba.ca or it can be mailed to:

177 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada
R3T 2N2

For general inquiries: nctr@umanitoba.ca
Toll Free: 1-855-415-4534
1-204-474-6069

The Anishinabek Nation is not affiliated with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and all information included here is from their website, www.nctr.ca.

https://archives.nctr.ca/Tutorial+Videos for tutorial videos, click here.