Truth and Reconciliation

Red River College Polytechnic is committed to ensuring that First Nations, Métis and Inuit knowledge, cultures and traditions are embraced and reflected in the pursuit of its mission.

An acknowledgement of these lands that we are on today, and of the RRC Polytech commitment to Indigenous peoples and communities, now form part of the foundational statements that define the College.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the original lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininwak, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Red River Métis Nation.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

RRC Polytech is committed to a renewed relationship and dialogue with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, and reciprocity.

Welcome to Truth and Reconciliation and Community Engagement at Red River College Polytechnic.

We strive towards transforming spaces, places and hearts; weaving together two distinct cultures; and improving relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples so RRC Polytech can become the post-secondary institute of choice in Manitoba for Indigenous learners.

Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) has actively taken on the responsibility to embed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. As a signatory to the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint, RRC Polytech has made a public pledge to advance Indigenous education in the province. RRC Polytech is committed to advancing Indigenous achievement by enhancing the environment supporting Indigenous student success and by strengthening partnerships with Indigenous communities.

At the heart of reconciliation is the need to create strong relationships built on trust, respect and inclusion. Reflective of these values, the Manager of Truth and Reconciliation and Community Engagement has focused on building strong relationships between non-Indigenous and Indigenous students, staff, faculty and community.

As our Truth and Reconciliation strategy continues to evolve, we are focused on training and education, curriculum development, and college community engagement.

Truth and Reconciliation belongs to and is the responsibility of every person in Canada. By working together, will we be able to move forward in a way that’s mutually beneficial to all peoples.

Learn About TRC and Get Involved

  • Read our FAQ, watch our TRC video series and access the resource section below to get a greater understanding on Indigenous culture, TRC and key terminology.
  • Participate in our upcoming events. To stay up to date on Truth and Reconciliation and Community Engagement, and Indigenous Education news and events, subscribe to receive our newsletter.
  • Read and use RRC Polytech’s land acknowledgment. There is a short version at the top of this page and a full version below to use where appropriate.

Truth and Reconciliation FAQ

Initiatives

Engagement and Events

Videos

This series of original RRC Polytech videos touch on local Indigenous cultural themes and practices that are embedded in the College.

What these videos have in common is that they touch on what all human beings need to survive: language, culture and family.

Resources

To connect with Carla Kematch, Manager, Truth and Reconciliation and Community Engagement, email cakematch@rrc.ca.