To raise awareness among the residents of The Region of Durham about what Orange Shirt Day represents in Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation report from 2015 put forward many recommendations. One of them is the Residential School System. For over a century, the central goals of Canada’s Aboriginal policy were to eliminate Aboriginal governments; ignore Aboriginal rights; terminate the Treaties; and, through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada. The establishment and operation of residential schools were a central element of this policy, which can best be described as”cultural genocide.”
http://www. trc. ca/assets/pdf/Honouring_ the_ Truth_ Reconciling_for the Future July_ 23_2015. pdf
This year we have partnered with 4shreds.com to facilitate the purchase of our Orange Shirts. The cost remains the same as in previous years. $25.00. Free shipping is available in Durham Region only. If you do not qualify for free shipping and live in the Durham Region, please use the code “Orange Shirt” Please click here to purchase online.
A portion of every sale is donated to Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community.Read More →