Friday, September 30th is Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is an important day to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.
It’s also Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours the children who survived residential schools and remembers those who did not.
We recognize that it is important to take time to reflect, listen, learn and educate ourselves on the lived experiences of Indigenous people in this country.
Below you will find some resources where you can learn about and support the unique history, languages and cultural practices of Indigenous peoples.
- Celebrating Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Learning and activity guide
Check out these games, activities and stories about Indigenous culture.
- Orange Shirt Day.org
Read about Phyllis Webstad, a residential school survivor, and learn why we wear an orange shirt on September 30th.
- CBC Kids: What is Orange Shirt Day?
Read or watch this CBC Kids video to learn about Orange Shirt Day and what it represents.
- Native Land Interactive Map:
This interactive map shows territories of Indigenous land across the world. You can type in your own home address to learn what Indigenous land you live on and discover resources to learn more about its history. Did you know? Moorelands Camp is located on the traditional territory of the Anishnabeg and Huron-Wendat peoples.