Orange Shirt Day

Orange shirt day

On September 30, we encourage everyone to wear an orange shirt to honour and remember the experiences and loss of the thousands of children who were stolen from their families and placed in Indian Residential Schools (IRS).

One of the greatest impacts of IRS was cultural genocide; this is why the First Peoples' House has decided to turn this painful history into a positive one, to reclaim this time of year, and get back to our cultural and traditional roots in post-secondary.

We encourage your support in purchasing an ORANGE SHIRT whether that be one for you, your family or for your whole department, whatever capacity you are able to give at this time!

All the proceeds from the sales of the U of A Orange Shirts goes back to First Peoples' House to fund Cultural Programming.

Thank you so much for your support! Please visit First Peoples' House for more information.