Orange Shirt Day

A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. public schools, government offices to close for Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Province invites residents to ‘have important conversations’ about residential schools Sept. 30

 

More than 100 people lined both sides of the Trans-Canada Highway between Alexander and Ross Street on July 1 to show support for a rolling blockade travelling from the Splatsin Community Centre to the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in support of those who survived the institution. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Caravan bound for former residential school finds show of support in Salmon Arm

Rolling blockade bound for Kamloops to raise awareness, call for justice

 

An ‘every child matters’ commemorative mural now stretches a block-long in East Vancouver. (Facebook/Tamara Bell)

Block-long ‘every child matters’ mural in Vancouver to stay 2 years past Canada Day

Haida artist Tamara Bell is among dozens deciding to honor the lives of Indigenous children instead this July 1

 

Hillview Elementary School students in Vernon tied 215 orange ribbons to the fence June 1 in honour of the tragic finding of 215 Indigenous children at a former Kamloops Residential School. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

‘Burial grounds instead of playgrounds. Heartbreaking’: Vernon School District

Moment of silence, schools flying flags half mast, staff and students wearing orange in honour of Kamloops residential school tragedy

Hillview Elementary School students in Vernon tied 215 orange ribbons to the fence June 1 in honour of the tragic finding of 215 Indigenous children at a former Kamloops Residential School. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
A student from Dawson Creek is the winner of Tolko’s Orange Shirt Day design contest for 2021. (Tolko photo)

Vernon-based Tolko contest features northern winner

Student from Dawson Creek beats out entries Canada-wide for Orange Shirt Day design contest win

A student from Dawson Creek is the winner of Tolko’s Orange Shirt Day design contest for 2021. (Tolko photo)
‘Hate will not be tolerated:’ North Okanagan mayor

‘Hate will not be tolerated:’ North Okanagan mayor

City, groups speak out against racism-promoting flyers spread around town

‘Hate will not be tolerated:’ North Okanagan mayor
Hundreds of these little flyers were scattered around Vernon schools on Orange Shirt Day Sept. 30. (Contributed)

Orange Shirt Day trashed by hate flyers in North Okanagan

Hundreds of fortune-cookie sized notes to white supremacist’s website scattered

Hundreds of these little flyers were scattered around Vernon schools on Orange Shirt Day Sept. 30. (Contributed)
National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde holds up an Orange Shirt Day T-shirt as he speaks during the Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec on Sept. 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberals revive efforts to make Sept. 30 holiday for Indigenous reconciliation

Orange Shirt Day commemorates the experiences of Indigenous children in residential schools

National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde holds up an Orange Shirt Day T-shirt as he speaks during the Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec on Sept. 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang