Orange Shirt Day
About Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891 – 1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada in May 2013. Leading up to the events, spokesperson for the Reunion group and former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad told 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.
Orange Shirt Day opens the door for meaningful conversation around the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.
To learn more, visit https://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Content Credit: Orange Shirt Society. (2013). The Story of Orange Shirt Day. Retrieved from https://www.orangeshirtday.org/about-us.html
Orange Shirt Day at Brandon University
Campus Activities – Sept 30, 2020
Student Support: Meet with Knowledge Keeper Barb Blind
Virtually through the BU Indigenous Peoples’ Centre
Between 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- Contact Cheryl Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Digital Canvas for Photos & Reflections
- Orange Shirt Day Digital Canvas
Post your thoughts and photos to share how you are acknowledging Orange Shirt Day and what it means to you
- 14 copies of Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School to be gifted for participation
Every Child Matters – BU Zoom Background
Created by BU Communications
Wear your Orange Shirt
BU Orange Shirts available at Bookstore
Educator & Community Resources
Raising Awareness about the Residential School System
The BU John E. Robbins Library offers a collection of books and resources that raise awareness about the residential school system.
Curated by BU John E. Robbins Library:
- Orange Shirt Day LibGuide
- Brandon Indian Residential School/Brandon Indian Institute LibGuide
- Indigenous Education Curriculum Collection
From The Manitoba Teachers Society
as shared by BU’s Faculty of Education – Field Experience:
- National Film Board Orange Shirt Day Playlist
This collection of five NFB films highlights the legacy of residential schools.