HIP ORANGE SHIRT DAY COMMEMORATION SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.
Orange Shirt Day was founded by Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). When she turned 6 years old, her granny managed to pull enough money together to buy her a new outfit to go to the Mission school that included a shiny orange shirt. A shirt Phyllis was proud to wear. However, when she arrived at the Mission, they stripped her, and took away her clothes, including the orange shirt!
We would like to share a link to teacher resources https://www.orangeshirtday.org/teacher-resources.html that can be used in the classroom.
This webinar is hosted by The Rotary Club of Pickering and HIP. Orange Shirt Day commemorates the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families. and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
YOU ARE INVITED!
You are invited to join us for a presentation on Orange Shirt Day.
DATE: September 30, 2020
TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 p.m. EDT
Once registered, the system will send an automated email to you with meeting details. It will also send a reminder out the day before the event.