Join us as we recognize and acknowledge Orange Shirt Day - a day to honor every Indigenous child taken from their communities and homes and sent to residential schools. This annual awareness event is held across the country to raise awareness of the impact the residential school system had on Indigenous people and the community.
In partnership with Warman High School and the City of Warman, we will be hosting a public online live event to honor this year's Orange Shirt Day. Everyone is invited to participate by Zoom or the college's Facebook page.
Lyndon Linklater, a Cultural Adviser and a member of the college's Indigenous Engagement Committee, will offer a presentation that will focus on the harm and effects of the 60s Scoop and residential schools, as well as the intergenerational impacts that these these created. Lyndon has also worked for the Office of the Treaty Commissioner as a Speakers' Bureau member since his appointment in 2000.
Students, staff and members of the community are encouraged to wear orange on September 30 to recognize the day and share support.
Join us September 29 at 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom at https://greatplainscollege.zoom.us/j/85698877275
Meeting ID: 856 9887 7275
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Via the college's Facebook page for the LIVE event
About Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day began in Williams Lake, B.C. in 2013 where, at a commemoration event at a local residential school, a story was told about a young female student named Phyllis who had her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day at the school. The orange shirt is a symbol of the many losses experienced by thousands of students and families due to residential schools. Since it began in 2013, the phrase 'Every Child Matters' has been used as part of the movement to recognize the value of every child and for communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for future generations. You can learn more by visiting www.orangeshirtday.org