Open to all Unifor members.
Orange Shirt Day – honouring and acknowledging the experiences of former students and survivors of the residential school system
Orange Shirt Day is held annually across Canada on September 30 to honour the experiences of former students and survivors and to promote awareness about the residential school system and the harm it has had and continues to have on Indigenous communities.
On September 1 this year, in accordance with the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, the Government of Canada recognized the national historic significance of the residential school system as a tragic and defining event in Canadian history. Also announced was the designation of the residential school in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and the site of the Shubenacadie residential school in Nova Scotia as national historic sites.
At the initiative of the Long Plain First Nation, the Portage building is now the National Indian Residential School Museum of Canada, which will educate the world about what happened to Indigenous children across Canada.
Join us to hear about Orange Shirt Day and the residential school system through Indigenous voices.
Unifor’s Indigenous Liaison Gina Smoke will moderate this powerful discussion:
Chief Dennis Meeches, Long Plain First Nation.
Residential School Survivor, Barb Esau, Long Plain First Nation
This workshop will be hosted online through Cisco WebEx, participants will be emailed information on how to join. You must RSVP.