Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation — BC Alliance for Arts + Tradition

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September thirtieth is the Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation, also referred to as Orange Shirt Day,—a day for public commemoration of the historical past and legacy of residential faculties.

The day honours the kids who by no means returned dwelling and survivors of residential faculties, in addition to their households and communities.

Orange Shirt Day grew out of the experiences of Phyllis Webstad and the experiences of different residential faculty survivors from St. Joseph’s Mission close to Williams Lake. The day turned an essential alternative to open dialogues on anti-racism and anti-bullying, in addition to encouraging deeper reflection, studying and public dialogue on the connection between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

In 2022, the Province of British Columbia has suggested that September 30 ought to be noticed as a statutory day of remembrance. A day to take part in occasions, to publicly acknowledge the historical past of the residential faculty system, and to decide to furthering our understanding of how these establishments proceed to influence Indigenous communities.

Please take a while on this Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation to personally commemorate and replicate on the that means of this present day.

Listed below are some native occasions in B.C. which can supply some therapeutic, reflection or just retailers for expression and group gathering:

IRSSS Fundraiser: Dakota Bear / JB The First Woman / Hayley Wallis

Reality & Reconciliation Day: Indigenous Film Marathon

Gathering Hope

Write to Heal

Generations of Girls and Water

Honouring our Youngsters – For Mother and father and Caregivers of Indigenous Youngsters

Transgressing White Educational Entitlement

Indigenous Incapacity and Wellness Gathering



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