About Truth and Reconciliation Response Projects

The objective of the Truth and Reconciliation Response Projects (TRRP) website is to generate and share creative and research-based solutions to immediate societal challenges and to develop opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, artists and researchers across disciplines to meet and collaborate. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’s (TRC) Calls to Action, TRRP will promote and implement Indigenous knowledges in meaningful, sustainable, and substantive ways and thus activate, in material practices, truth and reconciliation.    

The site houses an intercultural calling-in of educators, community elders, oral storytellers, policy-makers, social justice advocates, residential school survivors, artists, cultural and multidisciplinary practitioners and performers, academics, and students, among others.

The TRC's Calls to Action provide the projects' platform to:

  • mobilize debate and discussion,
  • create spaces to share knowledges and research,
  • access resources of new and renewed disciplines, methodologies, and practices,
  • acknowledge the heterogeneity of Indigenous peoples and pedagogies,
  • work together to decolonize ourselves and the structures of systemic oppression and exclusion.
     

Old photo of Aboriginal children in classroom.Undated archival photo of residential school children. Source: Wikimedia Commons