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Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. As spokesperson for the Reunion group leading up to the events, former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad told her story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year old girl.
Residential Schools: Selected Book & eBook Resources
"Since 2010, Wendy has worked with school districts and other agencies on The Elder Project. She works with mainly First Nations and Inuit students. She trains them as poets, then she supervises their interviews with their Elders. These interviews are then turned into poems..."
An interactive eBook that connects the story to the 'back story' using links on each page to offer related resources. Project of Heart tiles with an 'aura' indicate that there is a link to click on and find additional resources including films, videos, documents, articles, and activities.
Residential Schools: Books, eBooks & Video in the Library@VIU
Selected Library books, eBooks and video related to First Nations experience in residential and other schools (here...)