September 30, 2020 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
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Orange Shirt Day commemorates the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
It was inspired by former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad telling her story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year-old girl.
Every Child Matters. Learn more about Orange Shirt Day and the legacy of residential schools:
The Woodland Cultural Centre: Virtual Tour/Survivor interview
Video: Namwayut: we are all one. Truth and reconciliation in Canada. Chief Robert Joseph shares his experience as a residential school survivor and the importance of truth and reconciliation in Canada.
Secret Path by Gord Downie
What is Orange Shirt Day? Article by the Indigenous Corporate Training
Turtle Island Series: Orange Shirt Day (Unifor Online Education)