Orange Shirt Day - Town Hall

September 30, 2020

 1:30 pm - 2:30pm

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kiyohkewin: Sharing lived experiences on Orange Shirt Day

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) town hall in partnership with the Indigenous Advisory Circle (IAC).


Orange Shirt Day occurs each September 30th to acknowledge residential school survivors and intergenerational survivors. It began in 2013, inspired by the experience of Phyllis Jack Webstad who attended St. Joseph Mission residential school in Williams Lake, British Columbia. On Phyllis’s first day of residential school, the nuns stripped her of her brand new orange shirt, which her grandmother had given to her to acknowledge the monumental experience of leaving home at the age of 6 to attend residential school. Phyllis never saw the shirt again, and in her narrative of her painful experiences attending residential school, the shirt has become symbolic for all that she lost during her forced attendance and the abuses she suffered.

The Event

Please join us as we visit (kiyohkewin) and discuss resilience and acceptance on the path to overcoming the trauma of residential school. What does it mean to “move forward”? How do we break cycles of trauma? How do we destigmatize and accept trauma and mental health to move forward?

The Panel

· Joseph Naytowhow, Knowledge Keeper and Storyteller, Faculty of Education, University of Regina
· Bevann Fox, author of Genocidal Love: Life After Residential School (UR Press)
· Robyn Morin, Counsellor, First Nations University of Canada  





















Zoom Details:

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Meeting ID: 998 4387 9554
Passcode: 999760