Orange Shirt Day Candlelight Vigil
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives in collaboration with the Dibaadan Program and the Nipissing University Student Union would like to invite the Nipissing University community to join us for a candlelight vigil in honour of Orange Shirt Day. It is a time to acknowledge the children who survived the Indian residential school system and those who did not.
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project of 2013. It is a day to reflect and engage in meaningful discussion and learning about the impacts of residential schools on Indigenous peoples and communities and to support the process of reconciliation.
This gathering will be held at the NUSU Student Centre on September 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the courtyard.
In consideration of ongoing public health protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19, participants will be asked to register in advance and maintain physical distancing and masking throughout the gathering.
If possible, please join us wearing an orange shirt.
Other Ways to Honour Orange Shirt Day
- View relevant materials and resources on display in the foyer of the Learning Library during the week of September 27th
- Visit the online resources listed on this page to learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- Read about the origins of Orange Shirt Day and share this information with your family and friends
- View one of acclaimed director Alanis Obomsawin's documentary films at https://www.nfb.ca/directors/alanis-obomsawin
- Wear orange as part of your commitment to reconciliation
Candlelight Vigil Agenda
- 6:00 p.m. – Welcome
- 6:10 p.m. – Opening Song
- 6:15 p.m. – Opening Remarks
- 6:20 p.m. – Special Guest Speakers
- 6:45 p.m. – Moment of Silence
- 6:55 p.m. – Closing