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Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30

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“Truth” by Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, commissioned by the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre for Orange Shirt Day 2021. Learn more about the artist and work at irshdc.ubc.ca/orangeshirtday.

Each year on September 30, people across Canada wear orange and participate in Orange Shirt Day events to recognize and raise awareness about the history and legacies of the residential school system in Canada. 

This year, September 30 will also mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. As President Ono stated in the August 18 broadcast, all members of the UBC community are encouraged to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, whether through personal reflection, education and awareness activities or by participating in events within your communities. 

To help each of us advance our understanding of residential school history, consider exploring or participating in the following: 

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