September 30 is both Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a date to commemorate residential school survivors, intergenerational survivors and those who didn’t return home. It’s also a day to learn about and reflect on the history and ongoing impacts of the Indian residential school system and other colonial policies in Canada.
UBC experts are available to comment.
- Property studies, critical theory, colonial legal history
- Indigenous identity, residential schools, Indigenous rights, Indigenous studies
- Ground-penetrating radar
Dr. Shandin Pete (he/him)
He carries the name Bitterroot Salish from the Western Montana and Navajo from Arizona
Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Interview language(s): English
- Indigenous science (related story), reclaiming traditions in Salish astronomy, respectful integration of Indigenous Knowledge, histories, and ways of knowing into university course content
- As a member of the Neskonlith Band of the Secwepemc Nation, a second-generation survivor, clinician and academic, Dr. Vedan can speak to history at micro to macro level, family relationships, and intergenerational complex trauma in historical and contemporary circumstances
* Out of the country until September 29 so email is best
- Kristin Kozar, engagement lead, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre – Can speak to Orange Shirt Day campaign at UBC, the Centre’s work, including its role in supporting Survivors and intergenerational Survivors to access records, collaborations with Musqueam for this year’s banners and artwork for t-shirts, and the significance of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dana-Lyn Mackenzie, senior manager EDI and Indigeneity, UBC Faculty of Applied Science and UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems – Originator and lead for the Intergenerational March. Email: email@example.com
To learn more about Orange Shirt Day or Indian Residential School history, visit: