Good morning and good day to everybody!
We here at The Woodland Cultural Centre are pleased to announce that we are once again selling and now taking orders for Orange Shirt Day, 2019!
Orange Shirt Day first started in British Columbia, inspired by the memories of a survivor who recalled how her grandmother had purchased a brand new orange shirt for her first day at school, only to have it taken away and never seen again upon her admission. In honour of her and of all who attended residential schools, we now don orange shirts every September 30th. This striking visual reminder testifies to what was lost due to residential schools, but also works as a means for us to support our Survivors in their healing journeys, and to reassert our continued thriving existence as Indigenous peoples and their allies. You can read more about Orange Shirt Day’s origins here.
Orders for schools and classes are to be submitted by June 12, 2019. Organizers will be notified when their orders are ready to pick up.
Orders for organizations and businesses are to be submitted by August 23, 2019. Organizers will be notified when their order are ready to pick up.
All order forms and more information will be available for download at the bottom of this post.
Remember, the sooner you are able to submit your orders, the better to guarantee you will receive them in time!
100% of the proceeds from these sales will go to benefit the Save the Evidence campaign, which is working to raise support for the refurbishing and repair of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School building for use as an interpreted historic site.
Keep an eye out for when our shirts will be in stock for the general public!
Teacher Information Letter
Teacher Form 1
Teacher Form 2
Organization Information Letter