The Manitoba government will “waive” all processing fees indefinitely for those Residential School Survivors who were stripped of their traditional Indigenous name upon entering into a Residential School. The move is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action # 17 which called for “all levels” of government to waive all administrative fees for Survivors trying to get back their real Traditional names.

The BC Government did a similar move earlier this year when they allowed Indigenous People to reclaim their names like when they allowed a baby boy to have his legal name, “λugʷaləs” to appear on his BC Birth Certificate.