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Orange Shirt Day 2022

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.

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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

Click here to view the events online

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.

Go here to learn more about Orange Shirt Day www.orangeshirtday.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDXBPRpW-ns

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 Bawaajigewin@gmail.com 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 →