Virtual Orange Shirt Day Events for Schools & Families at Home

Brantford/Six Nations, ONWoodland Cultural Centre will be hosting multiple days of virtual Orange Shirt Day events for both the classroom and also families at home from Sept 29 – Oct 4.

What is Orange Shirt Day?
Orange Shirt Day (September 30th) is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to Residential Schools in Canada and learn more about the history of these schools. It has become a National Campaign to raise awareness and provide education about Residential Schools in Canada.

Last year Woodland Cultural Centre invited over 400 guests for the Survivors Gathering, and over 150 students came to the centre for an educational experience on Orange Shirt Day. Unfortunately, this year the programming will have to be modified due to our current COVID procedures.

Education is still our primary focus, and the Orange Shirt Day campaign stands for an important lesson we must all understand and acknowledge. This year our events will be happening virtually through the use of ZOOM. We will
have multiple days available for schools and organizations, and also several public sessions for families who are at home yet still want to participate.
Program Overview:
Appropriate for grades 6+
• Introduction by Woodland Cultural Centre Education Coordinator (15 minutes)
• Virtual Tour of the Mohawk Institute Residential School (45 minutes)
• Survivor Speaker Testimonials (20 minutes)
• Q & A session (30 minutes)
• Teachers’ Resource package including activities to prepare your class for participation, follow up activities and further list of resources to for use with students and as background

“This is a must see for everyone! Extremely well done and we should all know everything about this unforgivable part of Canadian history.” – Virtual Tour Feedback Survey Orange Shirts available for pre-order before the event http://woodlandculturalcentre.com/orange-shirts-online
For booking Information please contact:
Melissa Mt. Pleasant at administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

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