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September 30, 2016

Orange Shirt Day

On Friday, September 30th, wear an orange shirt to show your awareness of the legacy of the residential schools. If you don't have one, stop by the Indigenous Affairs Office in B314 on the Abbotsford campus to pick up an orange shirt "badge" to wear and show your support. Kas's Hoy - Thank you!

Background: Orange Shirt Day began after a woman named Phyllis Webstad participated in a discussion about residential schools. She told of how her brand new orange shirt was taken away on her first day at St. Joseph Mission Residential School. She was only 6 years old, and her grandmother had brought her that special outfit for school. This story touched the hearts of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples alike, resulting in the first Orange Shirt Day celebrated in Williams Lake, BC.

Join the TRC Reading Challenge

Read or listen to the full summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report starting June 21st, National Aboriginal Day (or before)

Go to for more information and to make your pledge. Challenge others to do the same!

Indigenous Knowledge & Climate Change

UFV is pleased to present “Indigenous Knowledge and Governance in the Context of Climate Change: Latest Global Findings” with Tero Mustonen, Director, Snowchange Cooperative, Finland Kaisu Mustonen, Researcher, Snowchange Cooperative, FinlandSnowchange was started in late 2000 to document and work with local and Indigenous communities of the Northern regions as well as with the Arctic Council, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Assessment, National Science Foundation (USA). Snowchange has created books, photo albums, international conferences, political changes – Snowchange represents the positive change the North needs.

Learn about the intersection between Indigenous knowledge and climate change through research. 



Truth and Reconciliation

Read about Truth and Reconciliation
Learn more about the Commission and its findings

Indigenizing the Academy Gathering, 2012

S’iwes Toti:lt Q’ep — Teaching and Learning Together

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