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During the month of September, leading up to the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Indigenous Initiatives at BCIT aims to inspire Canadians to take part in the We Will Always Remember Project to create orange paper shirts (anything to create/sew/draw their orange shirt).

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30th, builds on Orange Shirt Day, a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013.

In honour and remembrance of the students that attended residential schools, BCIT Indigenous Initiatives is reminding Canadians to reflect, dialogue, learn about the history and impact of Canada’s residential school system on Indigenous Peoples.