Orange Shirt Day

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Orange Shirt Day Poster

Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in an educational walk hosted by the Indigenous Student Resource Centre and the Office of Indigenous Affairs. Starting in the Bruneau Centre (IIC-2001) at 3 p.m. and ending at 208 Elizabeth Ave. at the Indigenous Student Resource Centre to tie orange ribbons.

On Thursday, Sept. 30, Memorial University campuses in St. John’s and Corner Brook will be lighting campus landmarks orange.

This day is an opportunity for us all to reflect on the historic and current injustices faced by Indigenous Peoples and to learn about what we can do to live up to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.Wearing or displaying orange is a symbol of solidarity with those who survived residential schools and an act of remembrance for those who never made it home.

First Light is a local Indigenous organization that provides more information on Orange Shirt Day

Other online resources for reflection and education on Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation:

APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) programming

How to Watch and Listen to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on CBC

Educational resources from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Read the complete collection of reports from the Truth and Reconciliation Committee

Learn about the new book on residential schools in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador

'Every child matters': Residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad explains Orange Shirt Day 


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