SAVE THE DATE: Orange Shirt Day – This Wednesday September 30th

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day – the Annual National Day of recognition to commemorate the residential school experience, acknowledge the healing journey of survivors and their families, and commit to taking action towards reconciliation.

Created in 2013, designed to educate people and promote awareness in Canada about the residential school system.  This day is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.

A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation.

A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected.

OMNI and Rogers tv are co-producing a series of 60-second interstitials that speak to the challenges, traditions, profiles and highlights of Canada’s Indigenous community. Each interstitial will be voiced in 10 languages: English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Italian, Arabic, Tagalog, Portuguese and Hindi.

The goal of these interstitials is to help foster better understanding and respect of the Indigenous history and traditions amongst all Canadians.

The series will air on Rtv’s and OMNI’s linear and digital platforms.

Here is the first video inspired by Phyllis Webstad, whose brand new orange shirt was taken from her on her first day at a residential school.