Orange Shirt Day

Fri, Sep 29, 2017 (All day)
Shirt may be purchased for $10, please email asalijevic@upei.ca to place your order.

Orange Shirt Day occurs annually at the end of each September, the time of year when Indigenous children were taken away from their homes and put into residential schools. Phyllis Wedstad was one such child. As a young child on her first day at residential school, Phyllis’ favourite orange shirt was promptly taken from her upon her arrival at the school. Her language and pride in her culture was also taken from her. Orange Shirt Day has been created in honour of Phyllis, and the many other children who attended residential schools. More information on this day can be found online at www.orangeshirtday.org.

This year on September 29, 2017, the Faculty of Education is encouraging all students, staff, and faculty to wear orange as an annual opportunity to discuss aspects of residential schools, and to continue discussions year-round.  

Those who are wearing an orange shirt we encourage to come meet us at 12:30pm outside of McDougall Hall for a group picture. 

Thank you for your support in bringing awareness to Orange Shirt Day we hope that many of you will participate in wearing orange!

Anja Salijevic, Project Coordinator, Indigenous Initiatives
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