From left: Tony Vannelli, provost and vice-president academic, Jacqueline Ottmann, vice-provost of Indigenous Engagement and USask President Peter Stoicheff. (Photo: Submitted)

USask community to honour residential school survivors with Orange Shirt Day

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) community is getting ready to participate in Orange Shirt Day on Monday, Sept. 30, to help acknowledge and remember residential school survivors and their families.

By University Communications

Beginning in 2013, Orange Shirt Day events were designed to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. 

Events will be happening across campus in support of the commemoration, according to Indigenous and reconciliation co-ordinator Matthew Dunn.

“Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for all of us to come together and honour survivors,” said Dunn. “By participating in events and committing to learn more about the true history of residential schools, you are taking a concrete step on your path to reconciliation.”

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of residential schools and the legacy they have left behind. Read more about the story of Orange Shirt Day.