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Indian Residential School System in Canada

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC)

Located on unceded Musqueam territory, on the University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus, the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre “works with partners across disciplines, at UBC and beyond, to facilitate dialogues and access to records and information that support engaging the legacies of the residential school system and the on-going impacts of colonialism in Canada.” IRSHDC is a, "Survivor-centred, trauma-informed space, [and]... works in service to Indigenous communities and peoples of Canada."

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Orange Shirt Day September 30th

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day 

Orange Shirt Day is a movement to recognize and remember Indigenous children who attended residential schools; both survivors still with us and ancestors lost within these schools. The origin of Orange Shirt Day comes from residential school survivor Phyllis (Jack) Webstad who tells the story of her orange shirt and experiences in residential school.