Orange Shirt Day

Fri, Sep 29 2017

Join kihêw waciston and hundreds of others across Canada in wearing an orange shirt on Friday, September 29 to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Kihêw waciston encourages everyone to wear an orange shirt; shirts are available for purchase at the Indigenous Education Centre. Visit kihêw waciston in Room 7-131 (City Centre Campus) to get yours.

We have invited residential school survivor Elder Alsena White to share her story through a circle and the Gently Whispering the Circle Back video, commissioned by Blue Quills University. We will form a circle and encourage everyone to share their experiences and stories about residential schools to keep the dialogue open. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Heart of the Robbins on Friday, September 29.

Visit www.orangeshirtday.org to read residential school survivor Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story and learn about the origin and history of the nation-wide event, Orange Shirt Day.
 


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Event Details
Date Fri, Sep 29 2017
Start Time 09:30 a.m.
End Time 12 p.m.
Location The Heart of the Robbins
Room 9-100
City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Roslyn Cardinal
Contact Phone 780-497-5382
Contact Email cardinalr25@macewan.ca