Camosun College recognizes Orange Shirt Day with events on both campuses
Release date: September 26, 2019
In the spirit of reconciliation, Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen - the Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections at Camosun College, invites our community to join together on September 30 for 2019 Orange Shirt Day activities at both Interurban and Lansdowne campuses.
The annual day was established to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of Indigenous survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
- Interurban: 9:45am - 11:30am in the Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (room 105).
The event begins with an awareness walk at 9:45am from Child Care Services (Building #10) to the Centre for Health and Wellness.
- Lansdowne: 1pm - 2:30pm at Na'tsa'maht (Gathering Place).
Both events will feature a ceremony, film screening and discussion with keynote speaker and filmmaker, Dr. Kathleen Absolon-King, an Anishinaabe-kwe from Flying Post First Nation and the author of Kaandosswin: How We Come To Know. Camosun students, staff, faculty, and community members will be in attendance.
Dr. Absolon-King’s film, ‘Stories of resilience, resistance, strength and hope; from disobedience & defiance’ is 36 minutes and features seven empowering stories of resistance and resilience from her mother Jennie, now 87 years old, who spent 10 years at the Chapleau Indian Residential School.
For more information about the significance of Orange Shirt Day, please visit: orangeshirtday.org
Last updated: September 26, 2019 3:38 pm