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Orange Shirt Day - a week of learning

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Date Day Time Room Location
September 26, 2022 Monday 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Main entrance Broadway campus

 

Flag raising ceremony


In the week leading up to Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, VCC's Indigenous Education and Community Engagement department will be hosting a series of events and activities to enhance our college community's understanding and awareness of the history of residential schools, the Indian Act, and the origin of Orange Shirt Day.

We encourage you to wear orange throughout the week.


BROADWAY CAMPUS ACTIVITIES

September 26, 9:45 - 10:15 a.m., BWY campus, main entrance
Flag raising ceremony

September 27, 10 - 11 a.m., BWY campus, building B, level 1, room 1231
Land Acknowledgement Workshop

Land acknowledgements at VCC are becoming common practice in many areas. This workshop will teach you about appropriate protocols that may help you write your own land acknowledgment. 
Space is limited. To register, email indigenous@vcc.ca.

September 27, 12 - 1:30 p.m., BWY campus, building B, level 1, room 1227
Blanket Exercise Workshop

Come learn how colonial laws, policies and practice controlled Indigenous peoples and their traditional lands through an interactive workshop. 
Space is limited. To register, email indigenous@vcc.ca, please specify which campus you will be attending.

September 28, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., BWY campus, building B, room 2227
Honouring Orange Shirt Day 

There will be various activities including an opportunity to write what Orange Shirt Day means to you. Tea and Bannock will be served. Interpreters will be available. 


DOWNTOWN CAMPUS ACTIVITIES

September 28, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., DTN campus, atrium
Honouring Orange Shirt Day
There will an information display as well as an opportunity to write and share what Orange Shirt Day means to you. 

September 28, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., DTN campus, Gathering Space, room 100M
Tea and Bannock with Elder Jean 

September 28, 12 - 1:30 p.m., DTN campus, room 240
Blanket Exercise Workshop

Come learn how colonial laws, policies and practice controlled Indigenous peoples and their traditional lands through an interactive workshop. 
Space is limited. To register, email indigenous@vcc.ca, please specify which campus you will be attending.