Orange Shirt Day is on Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The annual Orange Shirt Day opens the door to conversations on all aspects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. On September 30, wear orange in support of bringing awareness to residential schools, their legacy, and Survivors.
Join us for a Virtual Presentation
Tuesday September 29, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker: Phyllis Webstad
Phyllis Webstad is Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). She is the Executive Director of the Orange Shirt Society, and tours the country telling her story and raising awareness about the impacts of the residential school system.
More information on Phyllis' story can be found here.
For more information about Orange Shirt Day, residential schools, Survivors, and Intergenerational Survivors:
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation - nctr.ca
- The Truth & Reconciliation Commission - trc.ca
- Orange Shirt Day - orangeshirtday.org
- The Woodland Cultural Centre - woodlandculturalcentre.ca
- Mohawk College Indigenous Education & Student Services - mohawkcollege.ca/indigenous-students
Phyllis Webstad Orange Shirt Day Presentation
Murray Sinclair – The Truth is Hard, Reconciliation is Harder
Gord Downie’s The Secret Path
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Orange Shirt Day Photo 2020
Due to COVID-19, we're unable to meet in person for our annual group photo. Instead, Indigenous Student Services is asking the Mohawk College community to take a photo of yourself wearing Orange on September 30. A collage will be created using all images submitted to bring awareness to residential schools, their legacy, and Survivors.
Deadline to submit
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 2 pm
For more information
Email: iess [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: Orange%20Shirt%20Day)