Students organize the first Orange Shirt Day at Lansdowne

On September 30, 2015, Camosun Indigenous Studies students Kristin Spray and Eddy Charlie, with the support of the college’s Centre for Indigenous Studies and Community Connections, organized the first Orange Shirt Day on campus and invited students, staff and supporters to wear an orange shirt, eat fry bread and sing the huy ch qu song to show respect and honour residential school survivors and their families.

Camosun students and employees continue to come together each year on Orange Shirt Day to remember the 150,000 survivors of the residential school system and their families, and to show their commitment to the principle that every child matters.

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