Sep
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Date: Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Time: 9:30AM - 1:00PM
Add to CalendarEvery Child Matters/Orange Shirt Day 09/29/2017 09:30 AM09/29/2017 01:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverIn partnership with the Office of Aboriginal Education & Engagement, Services for Aboriginal Students will be hosting the 3rd Annual “Every Child Matters” or “Orange Shirt Day” on September 29, 2017 here in Shq’apthut. Vancouver Island University is offering a variety of events with a focus on indigenous content, healing, truth and reconciliation regarding Indian Residential Schools and the role education can play in that journey. The first of these events is Orange Shirt Day. We will wear an orange shirt to honour the children who survived Indian Residential School and to remember those who never made it home.   Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis’s account of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.  The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. The particulars for the event will be as follows: Date: September 29, 2017 Time: 9:30-12 (with lunch provided) Place: Bldg. 170 - Shq’apthut- A Gathering Place   false

In partnership with the Office of Aboriginal Education & Engagement, Services for Aboriginal Students will be hosting the 3rd Annual “Every Child Matters” or “Orange Shirt Day” on September 29, 2017 here in Shq’apthut. Vancouver Island University is offering a variety of events with a focus on indigenous content, healing, truth and reconciliation regarding Indian Residential Schools and the role education can play in that journey. The first of these events is Orange Shirt Day. We will wear an orange shirt to honour the children who survived Indian Residential School and to remember those who never made it home.

 

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis’s account of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.  The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

The particulars for the event will be as follows:

Date: September 29, 2017

Time: 9:30-12 (with lunch provided)

Place: Bldg. 170 - Shq’apthut- A Gathering Place

 

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