Learning Opportunities

Orange Shirt Day and Beyond: The Legacy of Residential Schools

Presented By

Kim Barker-Kay & Charlene Noskey

Series Sessions

Date Time
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Online Via Zoom, Any location, AB

Orange Shirt Day serves as an annual time to reflect on the history and legacy of residential schools. Originating from Phyllis Webstad’s account of her first day at St. Joseph Mission residential school where her new orange shirt, a reminder of home, was taken.  


Continuing into the 1990s, mandatory residential schooling in Canada extracted Indigenous children from their homes and communities, depriving them of their culture, traditions and language. Twenty five residential schools were located in the province of Alberta. 


In advance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation , join us to learn more about the foundational key concepts related to the legacy of residential schooling.

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