Royal Canadian Mint to Unveil Truth and Reconcilation Keepsake
WINNIPEG, MB, Sept. 20, 2022 – In partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and its Survivors Circle, the Royal Canadian Mint is unveiling a symbolic keepsake that acknowledges the truths behind the residential school experience on First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, their families and their communities. The Truth and Reconciliation Keepsake helps educate Canadians about the intergenerational impacts of Residential, Day and Boarding schools, and net proceeds from the sale of each keepsake will be donated to the Na-mi-quai-ni-mak Community Support Fund. This ceremony will take place at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, located on the Winnipeg Campus of the University of Manitoba on September 22, 2022.
Where: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
177 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
When: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Media and guest arrival: 9:30 a.m.
Opening ceremony, remarks and unveiling: 10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Feast: 12:05 – 1:00 p.m.
Who: Florence Paynter, Elder
Dr. Harry Bone, Elder
Brian Normand, Survivor
Eugene Arcand, Survivor
Stephanie Scott, Executive Director, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Marie Lemay, President and CEO, Royal Canadian Mint
Media may request parking passes from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation by emailing [email protected] This is an outdoor event.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. The Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca. Follow the Mint on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), hosted by the University of Manitoba, was created to preserve the memory of Canada’s residential school system and legacy, not just for a few years, but forever.
It is the responsibility of the NCTR to steward and share the truths of Survivors’ experiences in a respectful way and to work with Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators, researchers, communities, decision-makers and the general public to support the ongoing work of truth, reconciliation and healing across Canada and beyond.
For further information: Alex Reeves, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Royal Canadian Mint, (613) 884-6370, [email protected]; Karolyn Xie, [email protected]