Suitable for grades 5 - 8 ( but open to all), Presented by Aurora Jade & Indigenous Experiences team, Presented by Monique Gray Smith - Suitable for Grades K-3, Presented by Prairie Fire, Indigenous Experiences and Tarniriik - Suitable for all grades, 2441 Munster Road Stittsville, ON K2S 1B8 Fax: 613-701-0273, The Orange Shirt Story with Phyllis Webstad, Cultural showcase / Metis Cultural Dance Teachings, My Heart Fills with Happiness & We Are Kind, Natural Art Project with Emily Hoefler-Brascoupé, Feel the Heartbeat Stomp & Make Your Own Rattle. Photo courtesy of Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters Facebook page, The creator of Orange Shirt Day is in the Comox Valley, speaking about the trauma of residential schools. One day, in as little as 50 years, there will be no survivors left in Canada so the time to tell our truths is now. Join us for our first Fireside Chat of the fall 2019 semester.

“I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know what it was called and I didn’t know what to do about it,” she said. This is one of the final stops on Webstad’s book tour, promoting her children’s book, The Orange Shirt Story. It is a time for all Canadians — Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers — to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. Bulk of the rain off to the east. Phyllis Webstad is Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). And as a child, Webstad didn’t understand why. Phyllis is married, has one son and two grandsons aged nine and five years old. We will be kicking off Fireside Chats in the foyer at Migizii Agamik from 11:30-12:30.

Phyllis and her Grandma Phyllis is around 50 years old, and is married, has 1 son and 2 grandkids. When Phyllis Webstad was six-years-old, she was put in a residential school. Phyllis had horrible experiences when she was younger, but now she has a better life. Phyllis Webstad is I remember going to Robinson’s store and picking out a shiny orange shirt. It had string laced up in front, and was so bright and exciting – just like I felt to be going to school. {* traditionalSignIn_signInButton *}, {* backButton *} This week, Webstad will be going to Comox Valley schools to tell her story. But once Webstad and her cousin arrived at the St. Joseph Mission residential school near Williams Lake, her and the other children’s clothes were taken, including the shiny orange shirt. Send me alerts, event notifications and special deals or information from our carefully screened partners that may be of interest to me. Registrations for teachers open now. Cooler and unsettled today with chance of few showers (Jill). Daily updates for Weather, Traffic, News, and Entertainment, Notify me when there is a 680 NEWS Weather Guarantee Jackpot potential winner announcement, Daily updates for the day’s top news headlines, Weekly updates on weekend events, tips, contests/offers. I never wore it again. She remembers her hair being cut and water coming out of the walls – something that scared her because she had never lived with plumbing or running water before. She comes from mixed Secwepemc and Irish/French heritage, was born in … Presented by Phyllis Webstad - Suitable for grades 5 - 8 ( but open to all) Every year on September 30th, we wear orange shirts to honor residential school survivors. In July of 1973, Webstad turned six, the age First Nations children were typically sent to residential schools.

She is the Executive Director of the Orange Shirt Society, and tours the country telling her story and raising awareness about the impacts of the residential school system. {* legalAcceptanceAcceptButton *}, {* backButton *} Webstad is the creator of Orange Shirt Day, an annual nationwide movement on Sept. 30 to raise awareness and continue the discussion of the impacts of residential schools. Send me promotions, surveys and info from 680 NEWS and other Rogers brands. Sorry we could not verify that email address. Four generations of Webstad’s family attended residential schools. What it means to me is that we can start talking about what happened to us and maybe heal some and make some peace with our experiences.”. Many of the children were physically and sexually abused, and dealt with other harsh conditions. Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at residential school, told for the first time in May 2013.

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