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U of W Receives $500K Grant for Research Project

September 24, 2012 7:53 AM | News

A $500,000 grant has been given to the University of Winnipeg’s Oral History Centre from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

The grant, presented on Monday morning, is to document the intergenerational effects of the residential schools through a digital storytelling project called “Children of Survivors: The Intergenerational Experiences of Residential Schools.”

“We are very grateful for this funding which will help promote intergenerational reconciliation of the residential school legacy and contribute to the national healing legacy,” said Dr. Alexander Freund, associate professor of History, Co-director of the Oral History Centre (OHC).

The project will be conducted in partnership with U of W’s Indigenous Studies Department, the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, Ka Ni Kanichihk and Moon Voices.

Updated at 11:45 a.m.