Orange shirts, events and displays to recognize history of residential schools – Brock News

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Orange shirts, events and displays to recognize history of residential schools – Brock News

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202253 Views

While Cindy Biancaniello prepares to don her orange shirt for a week of remembrance activities, she is hopeful people she encounters will ask about its bright colour while learning about a dark part of history.

The Director of Brock’s newly renamed Hadiyaˀdagénhahs First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Centre is encouraging people to participate in the many events and displays at the University throughout the final week of September to recognize the multigenerational legacy of the residential school system in Canada.

Held in conjunction with the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Sept. 30, the events aim to remember the more than 150,000 Indigenous children forced to attend schools away from their families, where various forms of abuse took place. Many children did not survive.

Read More: https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2022/09/orange-shirts-events-and-displays-to-recognize-history-of-residential-schools/

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