Today is National Day For Truth and Reconciliation
On this day, we encourage you to wear orange shirts.
Wearing an orange shirt raises awareness of the impacts of the residential school system that are still felt to this day.
That every child matters.
We honour the lived experiences and resilience of Indigenous Peoples.
We encourage you to embark on this lifelong learning process. Please take the time today to listen, to reflect, to unlearn, and to learn.
Scentuals acknowledges that we are on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Tsəl̓ílwətaʔɬ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
We are committed to using our platform to share important resources.
We fully support the Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led calls for truth and reconciliation.
First-Person Stories from Survivors of the Residential School System
On Canada Project
Residential School History
The Story of Phyllis Webstad, the Inspiration for Orange Shirt Day
8 Ways to Identify and Confront Residential School Denialism
If you are able to, please consider donating to these organizations:
Indian Residential School Survivors Society
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Orange Shirt Society
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society
Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society
If you or someone you know needs support:
The Indian Residential School Survivors Society offers crisis support 24/7 for residential school survivors
Call toll-free: 1-800-721-0066
Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help 24/7 to all Indigenous peoples across Canada
Call toll-free: 1-855-242-3310
Connect via the online chat: www.hopeforwellness.ca