September 30th is Orange Shirt Day
September 30th is Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation or Orange Shirt Day. Read the personal story of Phyllis Webstad and find out more about why wearing an orange shirt honours the survivors and families of the residential school system https://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.html
You can also listen to Phyllis Webstad in this Orange Shirt Day presentation.
Phyllis encourages us to read and listen to the stories from survivors and their families. If you are looking for books to read written by First Nations, Metis and Inuits authors, GoodMinds.com is a great place to start.
More online resources to share
There are also more resources to use and share in a tutoring session on the CBC Kids website.
Highlighting a Montreal community organization
The Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK is an organization that “supports the ecosystem of individuals and groups committed to improving the quality of life of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities living in the greater Montreal area.” Their website hosts some useful resources including: The Indigenous Ally Toolkit, and The Montreal Aboriginal Reference Guide.
You can find these resources on their website https://reseaumtlnetwork.com/resources/