Orange Shirt Day

Splatsin Elder and residential school survivor Ethel Thomas (second from left) spoke and gave a prayer to the congregation at the Splatsin Community Centre. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Hundreds march in Enderby to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The names of Splatsin survivors of residential schools were read aloud at the end of the march

 

Hundreds came out for the second Walk for the Children in Penticton. The journey of 6,000 steps from the Peach to the residential school survivor memorial on the Penticton Indian Band represents the 6,000 children whose bodies were discovered in unmarked graves at residential schools in 2021. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

VIDEO: Hundreds come out to Walk for the Children in Penticton

“We’re honouring the residential school survivors and those who didn’t make it home”: Penticton Chief

 

Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation lives in Williams Lake, B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Orange Shirt Society founder hopeful for future of Indigenous families

B.C.’s Phyllis Webstad will be at Niagara Falls for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

 

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down on June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga- Western News)

‘Far beyond an orange shirt’: Syilx Okanagan Nation demands justice ahead of Sept. 30

‘We continue to fight and are challenged every day,’ said Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down on June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga- Western News)
Jazmin Robins-Swanson, nine, performed a dance while wearing a traditional dress at Orange Shirt Day at BX Elementary School Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon students join hands for Truth and Reconciliation

BX Elementary School holds Orange Shirt Day in recognition of Canada’s residential school system

Jazmin Robins-Swanson, nine, performed a dance while wearing a traditional dress at Orange Shirt Day at BX Elementary School Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and

Orange Shirt Society nets national minor hockey campaign to further reconciliation

Society teams up with Canadian Tire and Keener Jerseys to create conversation and healing

  • Feb 17, 2022
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and
Co-founders of the Victoria chapter of Orange Shirt Day Eddy Charlie and Kristin Spray stand with a framed orange shirt featuring a design by Indigenous artist Bear Horne and a quote from Charlie. This shirt is on display in the B.C. legislature following a presentation ceremony on Oct. 27. (Photo courtesy of Kristin Spray)

Framed orange shirt in B.C. legislature Hall of Honour culminates two years of work

Residential school survivor Eddy Charlie hopes display promotes healing, honest discussion

Co-founders of the Victoria chapter of Orange Shirt Day Eddy Charlie and Kristin Spray stand with a framed orange shirt featuring a design by Indigenous artist Bear Horne and a quote from Charlie. This shirt is on display in the B.C. legislature following a presentation ceremony on Oct. 27. (Photo courtesy of Kristin Spray)
Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. has again partnered with the Orange Shirt Society for an annual art contest. (Tolko photo)

Vernon company draws up Orange Shirt Day contest

Tolko Industries renews partnership for art contest with Orange Shirt Society

Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. has again partnered with the Orange Shirt Society for an annual art contest. (Tolko photo)
Canadian Pacific has painted one of its locomotives orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society. (Photo submitted)

CP hopes to spark truth, reconciliation conversation with orange locomotive

Orange Shirt Society excited about the commitment

Canadian Pacific has painted one of its locomotives orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society. (Photo submitted)
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

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

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)
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

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