Partnership To Preserve Over 1,500 Hours Of Sacred History Announced In Canada

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By Jacob Cardinal, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNews) – On February 16, 2022 the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) announced a brand new partnership dedicated to preserving survivor statements and other audiovisual content from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
Audiovisual content includes sharing circles, Commissioner panels and Survivor public and private statements on their Residential School experiences and the legacies.
Stephanie Scott, Executive Director of the NCTR, said of the partnership, “We are grateful for the opportunity to access the expertise of the NFB, which stands out as one of the few cultural institutions in Canada who are up to this important task.”
“The NCTR holds more than five million records, and we are steadfast in our commitment to preserve these on behalf of Survivors, their families and nations. This partnership will allow for more secure long-term preservation of audiovisual content, while ensuring these recordings are made accessible for future generations.”
The NFB has said that they will ensure all recordings are migrated to international standard preservation formats, and all required preservation metadata will be collected and stored with the recordings for easier cataloguing and research...continued.

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