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Orange Shirt Day Resources for Sept. 30, 2022

Orange Shirt Day Resources (via U of Toronto Mississauga)

September 30 of each year is dedicated to Orange Shirt Day. This day is used to honour the children who went to residential schools, create awareness of residential schools, and create dialogue about the lasting impact of the legacy of residential schools.

There are many resources in many forms including films, books and podcasts which provide insight into the residential school experience, the intergenerational trauma that continues into the present day, and our responsibilities as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
These resources are not an exhaustive list, rather a starting point . . .

A list of films, videos, books, websites to learn more about the legacy of residential schools

Resources and activities that promote learning about residential schools and the TRC

Meaningful actions you can do to support Indigenous peoples and the TRC Calls to Action

Orange Shirt Society –
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation –


The Woodland Cultural Centre –


Videos and Films:

Phyllis’ Story – Orange Shirt Day
National Film Board Shorts – Residential Schools
Legacy of Hope: Survivor Stories
Residential Schools Canada: a timeline
Indian Horse (2017): Movie – Available on Netflix
We Were Children (2012) – Available on Amazon Prime
Murray Sinclair, Former Senator and former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission – Response to the 215 unmarked graves


The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report – Calls to Action Pathways of Reconciliation (2020) Edited by Aimee Craft and Paulette Regan
Unsettling the Settler Within (2010) by Paulette Regan
A National Crime (2017) by John S. Milloy


Voices from the Land: Indigenous Peoples Talk Language Revitalization
Legacy of Hope: Roots and Hoots
Seven Truths by Tanya Talaga – Available on Audible

Classroom and Program Activities PDF:

UTM Orange Shirt Day Resources 2022




Posted on: September 22, 2022, 6:46 am Category: Uncategorized

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