Kwey Kwey, She:kon, Taanshi, Ullaquut and Good day,
September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, Canada’s Nationwide Day for Fact and Reconciliation.
It’s an annual day of remembrance to mark the historical past and intergenerational impacts of residential and day colleges and to honour their survivors, together with Phyllis Webstad, whose story sparked a nationwide motion.
The legacy of Canada’s residential faculty system lies not in our distant previous. It is latest sufficient that some present Carleton college students are survivors. Intergenerational trauma is felt by many First Nations, Inuit and Metis folks.
Carleton will fly an Each Baby Issues flag and group members are inspired to put on orange Each Baby Issues shirts to commemorate the day, and to take time to meaningfully mirror on the duties all of us have in conciliation in Canada — on Sept. 30 and past.
Carleton is dedicated to conciliation, as outlined in Kinàmàgawin, a revitalized long-term Indigenous technique with 41 calls to motion to make our college a extra welcoming area for present and future Indigenous college students and school members. All Carleton college students, workers and school are inspired to remain knowledgeable and engaged and to learn the not too long ago launched Kinàmàgawin Progress Report.
This 12 months, for Orange Shirt Day, we’ve got created a devoted net web page with background data in addition to hyperlinks to articles and occasions, together with a Lived Expertise Luncheon with Elder Albert Dumont on Sept. 28 and an unveiling ceremony for The Journey of the Child Vamp: Honouring the Lives of the Lacking Youngsters From Residential Faculties on Sept. 30.
Ongoing studying and allyship by non-Indigenous persons are crucial to conciliation.
To assist this journey, Carleton’s Centre for Indigenous Assist and Group Engagement is continuous its Kinàmàgawin Indigenous Studying Certificates program this fall and winter. Members in these workshops talk about anti-Indigenous racism in Canada, institutional anti-Indigenous racism and training, and Indigenous pupil experiences, amongst different topics.
For Indigenous members of the Carleton group who’re struggling on this present day, there are sources out there from the Centre for Indigenous Assist and Group Engagement. Indigenous counselors can be found to assist. Or please name the Residential Faculty Survivor Assist Line at 1-866-925-4419, which is obtainable 24-hours a day, seven days per week.
To all members of the Carleton group, please take time on Orange Shirt Day — and day-after-day — to meaningfully mirror, study and take motion in the direction of conciliation in Canada.
Kahente Horn-Miller, Assistant Vice-President, Indigenous Instructing, Studying and Analysis
Benny Michaud, Director, Centre for Indigenous Assist and Group Engagement
Jerry Tomberlin, Provost and Vice-President (Tutorial)
Co-Chairs, Carleton College Strategic Indigenous Initiatives Committee
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in 360, Tutorial, Campus Life, College, Cellular bulletins, Information
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