We offer a variety of learning opportunities throughout the year, including workshops and events. If you are not able to attend a scheduled workshop, but would like to learn more about any of the topics we offer or have other areas of interest, please contact the CTL!
What is Orange Shirt Day?
The Orange Shirt Campaign- Every Child Matters remembers the experiences of former students of Indian Residential Schools and is a commitment to ongoing reconciliation in Canada.
Please join us in calling on all faculties, friends, students, departments, and services to designate Friday, September 29, 2017, as Orange Shirt Day to honour the children who survived the Indian Residential Schools and remember those that didn’t. We will wear orange in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matter.
Orange Shirt Day Events at RDC
Morning Events – Location: Cenovus Learning Common
10:00-10:15 – Opening and Land Acknowledgement
10:15– Elder Opening
10:30- 11:30 – Special Screening of The Pass System-“This powerful film draws from Elders memories and historical artifacts in order to detail the history of The Pass System.”
Lunch Time Events – Location: Centre for Teaching and Learning (Room 913C)
12:00-1:00 – Special Screening of Stolen Children from the RDC Library curio.ca collection. “Stolen Children explores the impact of residential schools on former students and their children and grandchildren. Survivors share their harrowing experiences and discuss the legacy of fear, abuse and suicide being passed down from generation to generation.”
Stop by the CTL from September 25-29 for your very own Orange Shirt Day button.
Afternoon Events – Location: Cenovus Learning Center
1:30- 3:00 – Brian St. Germain – Residential Schools and Intergenerational Trauma
The purpose of the presentation is to educate and bring awareness and understanding about Canada’s 150-year history of residential schools and their profound, lasting effects on Indigenous families and communities. Intergenerational Trauma will also be addressed. Information on this policy of forced assimilation will be enhanced with a powerful video of Anne Baker, a residential school survivor, who describes her experiences at Lebret Indian Residential School.
4:00 Elder Closing Remarks
Calendar of Events & Workshops
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