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Woodland Cultural Centre to host virtual Orange Shirt Day events for schools and families at home.

 

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Woodland 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 for School Events

Sept 29, 30, & Oct 1 – 9:30am to 11:30am

Appropriate for grades 6+

Woodland Cultural Centre’s Education Team invites schools across Turtle Island to gather with us to acknowledge and understand the significance of Orange Shirt Day. The programming will be delivered through a ZOOM, and each classroom will come together to learn together. Multiple screening dates available.

  • 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

Click Here Now to Download the Registration Package

 

To register your class for this Virtual Orange Shirt Day event please 

Melissa Mt. Pleasant
administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca


Program Overview for Public Family Events

Oct 2, 3, & 4 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Oct 4 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Appropriate for grades 6+

Woodland Cultural Centre understands that during these uncertain times, not all of our youth will be attending school. We have created separate events for families at home who wish to attend our virtual Orange Shirt Day event. Multiple screening dates available.

  • 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

Click Here to Book Tickets October 2, 2020 @6:30pm

 

Click Here to Book Tickets October 3, 2020 @6:30pm

 

Click Here to Book Tickets October 4, 2020 @1:30pm

 

Click Here to Book Tickets October 4, 2020 @6:30pm

 


Home Study/Teacher’s Prepackage Now Available:

Our Education Staff has put together an informative Home Study Guide for all of those registered for our online events, so they have a better understanding of the history and significance before attending the actual event. Inside this resource package you will get:

  • Personal Letter from our Education Coordinator
  • About the Hodinohsho:ni/Six Nations Confederacy
  • History of Grand River settlement
  • Orange Shirt Day background
  • Mohawk Institute Residential School history

We will also be providing a POST package to send out to families and educators filled with resources to continue the conversation and dialogue about this dark part of Canadian history.

 

Orange Shirts available for pre-order before the event http://woodlandculturalcentre.com/orange-shirts-online

School Order Deadline: September 15th, 2020

 

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