Expert on new report into residential school system


​Ry Moran is the inaugural associate university librarian – reconciliation at UVic Libraries and a member of the Red River Métis. Photo credit: Nardella Photography

The following University of Victoria expert is available to media for comment after the release of the final report by the Oversight Committee for the Independent Assessment Process, created by the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement in 2007, and more than $3B to survivors in compensation to redress the generational traumas of the residential school system.

Ry Moran (Libraries) is an expert on truth and reconciliation in Canada and is the inaugural associate university librarian – reconciliation at UVic. As the former director of statement gathering for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and the founding director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Moran can discuss the history, origins and legacy of residential schools, the TRC Calls to Action, social memory as it relates to Indigenous people, monuments and statues, systemic racism and discrimination across multiple sectors, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. (By email at )


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Lisa Abram (Libraries Communications) at 250-418-5766 (cell) or

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Keywords: Indigenous, archives, truth and reconciliation, libraries

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