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Orange Shirt Day September 30, 2020

To raise awareness to the residents of the Region of Durham what Orange Shirt Day represents in Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation report from 2015 put forward many recommendations. One of them being 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

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Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle members at Courtice Community Complex

Lisa George and Mary Watson talked with Joan Curtis about the display set up at the Courtice Community Centre in honour of Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30. Orange Shirt Day brings awareness to the community about First Nation peoples and cultures, past and present. – Jason Liebregts/Torstar

CLARINGTON — At the Courtice Community Complex on Orange Shirt Day — Monday, Sept. 30 — representatives from the Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle educated visitors about the thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who were removed from their homes and forced to attend residential schools. Read more

Orange Shirt Day

Wear an Orange Shirt on Orange Shirt Day, September 30, 2019

Orange Shirt Day is a national day to focus on healing and reconciliation in response to Residential Schools and the impacts on Indigenous Peoples.

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Bawaajigewin will be in the following locations selling Orange Shirts. We accept cash, Visa, MC, and Debit

  • September 19 between 10 am and 1 pm Pickering City Hall at 1 The Esplanade S, Pickering, ON L1V 6K7 Oshawa, Ontario
  • September 23 between 10 am and 1 pm Region of Durham Headquarters 605 Rossland Rd E, Whitby, ON L1N 6A3
  • September 26 between 10 and 1:30 at Oshawa Market City Hall (50 Centre Street South)
  • September 30 between 2:30 and 4 pm.  The Art Resource Centre Oshawa, (45 Queen St, Oshawa)

Municipality of Clarington – please email your order by September 20 and we will bring the shirts to 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6 on September 23, in the afternoon between 2 and 3 pm. We accept cash, Visa, MC, and Debit   Read More →