Truth and Reconciliation

NCCID is committed as an organization to work internally and with partners towards Truth and Reconciliation.

In 2022 NCCID staff took part in a series of information sharing sessions on the history of colonization in Canada; the legacy and continuation of colonization and its on-going effects for First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and all of society; and the personal, community and institutional actions that can be taken to meet the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the Calls for Justice from the National Inquiry.  Led and supported by Knowledge Keeper Leslie Spillett, the series of meetings provided space and time for the staff to learn and reflect.

This work continues in the form of monthly learning sessions together about how our work can reflect the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Calls for Justice from the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

There is no planned “end-point” for this work. Desired outcomes include:

  1. Processes and resources that help ensure NCCID staff are supported in this commitment in their daily work; and
  2. Annual summaries of the accomplishments under this plan.

The integral four “Rs” i.e. Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity, and Responsibility, encircle our thematic areas.

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) is hosted at the University of Manitoba, situated on the ancestral lands of the Anishnabeeg, Anishniniwak, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline and Nehethowak/Inninwak Nations. It is also in the heart of the homeland of the Métis Nation.

At NCCID, we strive to honour the lands and their original caretakers in our work. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty One land. We recognize that this and other treaties, have been implemented as part of the process of colonization intended to benefit some while harming others. We are committed to working with our partners towards reconciliation.

Nation Language 
Anishnabeeg Anishinaabemowin or Ojibwe 
Anishniniwak Anishinaabemowin or Ojibwe-Cree 
Dakota Oyate Dakota Oyate or Mississippi Valley Siouan or Lakota 
Denesuline Chipewyan or Denesuline or Dene 
Nehethowak/Inninwak Nehethowuk / Ininewak or Cree 
Métis Mitchif 

The University of Manitoba

NCCID is hosted by the University of Manitoba. Learn more about the Indigenous community at U of M.