Join the Law Society of Manitoba staff on September 30, 2020 in observing Orange Shirt Day, a day to remember the children who were victims of the Canadian residential school system. Wear orange to show your support for residential school survivors and their families and take steps to learn about this dark chapter in our history. It’s an opportunity for the legal profession and all Canadians to educate ourselves on the effects of residential schools and their legacy on survivors and their children. More information can be found at the Orange Shirt Day Society.
Observing Orange Shirt Day is a step on our ongoing journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
- Personal Experiences at Fort Alexander Residential School and Its Impact
Dave Rundle, Former Director of Southeast CFS Indigenous and Anishinaabe CFS Service Agencies and Survivor of Fort Alexander Residential School shares his personal story. View his powerful message recorded at a past Law Society CPD presentation.
- Suggested Movies Titles
Stories are an effective way to learn about the impact of residential schools. The following movies can all help to shed light on this dark chapter of Canadian history:
- Indian Horse (CBC Jem Streaming Service)
- We Were Children (Rent or Buy from the National Film Board of Canada)
- Where the Spirit Lives (Stream on Encore+ YouTube channel)
- Register for this online CBA series
Learn more about the history of Indigenous peoples and their relationship with European settlers, the British Crown and the Dominion of Canada: The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada
- Why wear Orange Shirts to honour survivors of residential schools?
More information can be found at the Orange Shirt Day Society
- Check out this Blog post from the Manitoba Indigenous Law Students’ Association (MILSA)
In honour of Orange Shirt Day, they have shared a list of resources including movies, podcasts, articles, and books the majority written, produced, and/or made by Indigenous people.